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Albert Mertz

4. jul. 1972

4-7-72
“For us to see “art” as a confined pictorial world is a very learned logic.
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“We are so strongly committed to this logic (learned) that we call pictorial art real – and believe photographs, when in fact they are the clearest form of abstraction. The world we have built is based on this abstraction – for good or for bad. 
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“ – you were not aware of it (the painting) first as an idea, but only aware of it on this tactile level.                               
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I was just trying to eliminate imagery in favor of physicality”
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“Let’s assume that we can deal with an absolutely meaningless mark: in what manner can we relate to it? Besides its imagery, it exists, by having a physicality: it has weight, density, volume and energy: this physicality can be perceived experientially through personal participation” 
                                                                                        Robert Irwin.  

Fakta

4. jul. 1972
Rød blå bd 8 s. 33-34
Robert Irwin. Amerikansk kunstner (f.1928).