Split-Level Defined:

Combining sculpture, various types of painting, and construction in an architectural context, created by Tristan Meinecke in 1952. He was trying to solve the problem of "movement" apparently with a hammer.

John Corbett: "One of the innovative aspects of the split-level is it had a solution to a basic problem, which had to do with how you create a sense of depth in a painting without resorting to conventional perspective techniques. How could you have a painting that felt like there was a sense of dimension at least in a cubist way? Split-level introduces literal dimensionality to paintings ... They have a real sense of depth; you can look through it."

Tristan Meinecke: "Split-level started in the ’50s. I threw a hammer at a painting that I didn’t like. Then I put another painting on it, through which I gained a sense of shape and movement. You see the painting, and you see how it moves through space."

Abstract of Man in Suit -- 1953

Woman -- Paired with Heterogenious Icon 1950's

Heterogenious Icon paired with Woman 1950's

Labyrinth of Hysteria 1950's

Burning with Awareness Late 1950's

The Dancer 1958

Dangerous Curves early 1960's Owned by Joe Flynn

Tristan Meinecke

Boxed 1990's



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