Monday, 14 June 2010
Indeed what is the current dilemna in abstract painting?
I see the similarity in other areas as well as science where the methods and patterns of enquiry are repeated yet the expectation is that something new will arise out of the old habits.
I have yet to listen to all of Tony Godfrey's lecture on abstraction in Asia but a cursory examination showed his categories of pure and impure abstraction to connect with this debate. I hope to finish it shortly and will post my thoughts on his later.
Thank you Vincent for asking a very pertinent question. Please forgive my over-reduction here I am aware of the irony and feel it only highlights the problem!
Does this resonate with you? Is this just a British perspective?