However, the new format is less tectonic; the former dense, fully colored surfaces now yield to an airy, freer figure-ground relationship
Even my oldest groups have had problems establishing a figure-ground relationship
in relief work.
Wilkins and colleagues have proposed an implicational hierarchy for what types of Figure-Ground relationship
enter into this BLC (Kita and Walsh Dickey 1998: 55-69; Ameka and Levinson this issue).
The light-colored abrasive dust settling into the recessed nooks and crannies of a seal during drilling would have established a helpful figure-ground relationship
But the discs are not autonomously drawn circles; rather, they're produced by changes in the color of the gridded lines, distorting the figure-ground relationship
and ushering in an irreconcilable visual instability.
This, it seemed to me, would have produced a perfectly integrated figure-ground relationship
Thus the other paintings were all individual pieces, at eye level, yet with carefully proportioned relationships among one another, as well as with what one might call a figure-ground relationship
with the supporting wall.
Channeling tactics of Lucio Fontana and Photoshop, the artist improves an aggressively scumbled composition by upending its center and giving it a hard-edged figure-ground relationship
The figure-ground relationship
is destabilized by the fact that the white, irregular shapes enclosed by the black rectangle also, at their bases, bleed into the rectangle's white surround.
It's only when you establish a figure-ground relationship
[that] you can convey information.
Each part becomes a kind of figure that can stand out against the others; focusing on one changes the figure-ground relationship
This uncomfortable figure-ground relationship
(suggesting, in a way, a kind of diabolical power-struggle) is typical of Reichman's work.