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Paint-by-Number: How Miami artist Magnus Sodamin created 'Infinity Split'

Magnus Sodamin’s latest exhibition, “Infinity Split,” explores the fluidity of paint in what will be the last show at Primary Projects’ current gallery space. The building will be torn down soon to make way for Miami World Center and Sodamin plans to document the demolition with a GoPro device.

In this poetic farewell, the Miami-based artist suggests that “forever is what we make of it” with seemingly infinitesimal colors, shapes, and patterns that cover the gallery’s floor-to-ceiling walls. To fully appreciate the artist’s elaborate manipulation of the environment, we suggest considering the time, space, and resources that went into the project.     

By the Numbers

Gallons of paint used to create exhibit: 120

Number of colors used: 44 (Note: base number that started the process. Additional colors formed after mixing.

Square feet covered by paint: 3,000+ 

Number of paintings: 4 paintings are suspended from the ceiling

Size of paintings:  58 1/2″; 67″; 86″; 86″

Days it took to cover the gallery in paint: 10 

Days it took to complete each painting: About 2 weeks per painting 

Number of people there to assist: 1 photographer

Days until the show closes: 4