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Warm Table

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December 15, 2020

Brian Guilbert "Warm Table" 2019 oil on paper 24 x 30 in.
Brian Guilbert “Warm Table” 2019 oil on paper 24 x 30 in.

Not being mired in the supposed limitations game theory attached to the practice of painting makes possible the promise of trans‐objective art. Many people have trouble understanding abstract art because of the subject. If the artist starts with himself (not with reality), then the work is abstract. If the artist disconnects from reality, then the viewer is also the starting point, and is therefore as subjective as any subject. Abstraction started with nothing, and by radical simplicity, achieved something by the reality of the subjective, and thus made a common human creativity and vision into a pure form comprehensible to those who can trust in the implicit promise of a object‐less presence. Originality overtakes beauty and pleasure in art. Abstraction made chance forever new, as fresh, and new as today. Abandoning the image for a fresh start in the process of perfection, abstract painting rejected the idle for the pure enjoyment of chance.

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