Comments on: David Sweet on Abstraction’s Organising Principles http://abstractcritical.com/note/david-sweet-on-abstractions-organising-principles/ Abstract Critical is a not-for profit company aiming to establish a new critical context for all generations of artists involved with ambitious abstract art. Sun, 09 Nov 2014 17:23:33 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Peter Stott http://abstractcritical.com/note/david-sweet-on-abstractions-organising-principles/#comment-59116 Wed, 07 Nov 2012 17:59:54 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=note&p=5943#comment-59116 Whatever the represented form content of an image, it is inaccessible for being an anamorphic projection, one just sees the form in its compressed, basically squashed flat state, a state that artists strive in vain to prise open, using a variety of strategies of facilitation and denial or a mixture of both. The organizing principles that David Sweet points out,form a fascinating interplay between signification and illusion, inviting the viewer to both read the painting as if it were a newspaper page, yet see it as an exact representation of architectonic form, an invitation unfortunately that the viewer hasn’t the cognition to accept, though perception can be aided/extended with psychoactive substances. The fact that nobody has yet found the ideal solution, means the field of abstract painting is still valid as an exploratory medium.

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