Wallace Stevens: “To be in the world but outside of all existing conceptions of it.”
What a great ambition. This blog, with its critiques of painterly ambiguity, general effects, grids, obtuse critical conventions etc. is marking out that place for my work. This is nothing like the caricature of modernism as always tediously and heroically striving to go beyond, to find the next necessary reduction. It is about finding a place, in the here and now, where freedom is real.