Monday, October 7, 2013

Painting an Oxymoron ?

I think this oil painting on wood 30x40 cm is ready to let go of and fix into a real frame ......

 I hope it functions simultaneously as a tromp l oeil and a delicate painterly abstraction which frames the frame itself as the image, asserting the negation of a further framed image inside these frames, which is present by its absence

surface depth
window wall
flat relief
open closed
full empty
positive negative
something nothing
present absent
assertion negation
reality illusion
form space
revealed hidden
sight blind
visible invisible
light dark
clear obscure
still motion
becoming ceasing

            'Amid the vastness of the things among which we live, the existence of nothingness holds the first place; its function extends over all things that have no existence, and its essence, as regards time, lies precisely between the past and the future, and has nothing in the present. This nothingness has the part equal to the whole, and the whole to the part, the divisible to the indivisible; and the product of the sum is the same whether we divide or multiply, and in addition as in subtraction; as is proved by arithmeticians by their tenth figure which represents zero; and its power has not extension among the things of Nature.'

Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci 

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