Comments on: John Golding: Working Space / Space Through Light 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 By: Ashley West Fri, 31 Aug 2012 18:38:23 +0000 I empathise strongly with what Golding was saying. I think Stella’s earlier paintings had that expansiveness, though in a different way perhaps. The constructions have always seemed virtuosic, but never really touched me. In present painting I find a significant distinction between, for example, Danny Rolph’s recent ‘swash-buckling’ work and his earlier works with layers of twin-wall etc.(I think it’s called that), which are much more contemplative while still retaining complexity. I wonder if it’s the difference between something unifying and something more ‘entropic’. Of course Sean Scully and Robert Hughes had a lot to say about ‘slow art’. I wonder why Diebenkorn always seems to be left out? He certainly could have been in that list. Look out for a forthcoming article on him.