- Belonging or pertaining to an early form of minimalism.
2008 March 23, Arthur Lubow, “After Frida”, in New York Times:
- Visitors to the museum gazed on […] the many-faceted work of the Rio de Janeiro artists Hélio Oiticica and Lygia Clark, close colleagues whose protominimalist and precociously interactive work in the ’60s (like his capes to be danced in and her hinged sculptures to be reconfigured at will) exert a powerful influence today.
protominimalist (plural protominimalists)
- An artist employing an early form of minimalism.