This and That: Néstor Basterretxea and Jessica Baldivieso

by Jessica Fuentes May 22, 2023

“This and That” is an occasional series of paired observations. See past “This and That” posts here. – Ed.

Today: Indented lines

A large square metal work by Néstor Basterretxea featuring white geometric lines on a black plane.

Néstor Basterretxea, “Progresión,” 1959, bas-relief on slate, 80.2 x 80.2 x 1 centimeters. On view at the SMU Meadows Museum, 2023.


A photograph of a work by Jessica Baldivieso featuring grided lines created in white gesso on a wood panel.

Jessica Baldivieso, “inside out,” 2022, gesso on framed wood panel, 36 x 18 inches. On view at Pencil on Paper Gallery, 2023.



No matter how original, innovative or crazy your idea, someone else is also working on that idea. Furthermore, they are using notation very similar to yours. – Bruce J. MacLennan

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