In the light of the plethora of taped and rulered edges in paintings that I am currently being presented I wondered what you might think of this trend. I have on a number of occasions given my opinion to this form of reductionism but the fashion seems to be growing and I now have to wonder if I am missing something. In the past Barnet Newman's work has moved me deeply and so I am not unaware of the potential impact of simplified forms and I really admire Mondrian's courage.
The simplicity is tempting, the lack of personal exposure comforting, the boundaries certain and readable, the invention of form and colour programmable and the overal appearance decorative but the grit is missing. Your suggestions would be appreciated because my curmudgeonly response to such work is now instinctive and not positive.