Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Wittgenstein, as Promised

When I started this blog about a month ago, I promised (or threatened) some Kant, Nietzsche and Wittgenstein.

The time has come.  

For the last ten years or so I've used the picture plane as a vehicle to investigate interior/psychological space, specifically the relationship of viewer to object, and artist/viewer as object, first graphically with my zero paintings, and more recently in three-dimensional form with the Plywood Chateaux – modular interiors designed to allow the viewer inside the picture plane.  Ergo, this Ludwig Wittgenstein quote resonates:

A man will be imprisoned in a room with a door that's unlocked and opens inwards; as long as it does not occur to him to pull rather than push.

More later.

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