a painting of abstract square and round shapes against a white background
St Ives Artists: Peter Lanyon Book: The Tate St Ives series explores the life and work of major artists associated with St Ives in the twentieth century. Peter Lanyon portrayed the St Ives landscape in constructions and near-abstract paintings, while his later work moved on to Abstract Expressionism.
Starting as an empty white room, Roman Ondak’s Measuring the Universe at Tate St Ives has grown through the contribution of around 90’000 participants to a constellation of black marks. Through the simple action of measuring oneself, Ondak’s work doesn’t just expand on ideas of space and the universal but also the personal, creating a growing living artwork that questions just what a museum is for.