Boxed Out

Posted: April 29, 2011 in Page 1: The Interface Paintings

2011
Dimensions: 89 by 75 cm, framed.
Media: Paint on wood panel, with wood structure.

The box at the center is in raw wood. Certain panels of this wood box are sanded, giving a second color tone. An indistinct geometric form above the box is guided by lines carved in the wood panel. One such line at the top is rooted in the ‘field’ of the interface, another, a ‘reminder’, at the bottom right, attests to the antipodal disposition in respect to it: that of being rejected entry.

The box is meant to be a symbol of safe keeping or containment, and manifesting itself in raw wood as it does, displays a certain down-to-earth reality. What should be of importance however, its contents, is anything but concrete or clear. This interplay between that which is solid, or clear, and that which is ephemeral, represents the essence of the “interface” paintings. And touching upon the interface itself, this elusive phenomena defining our consciousness, would seem improbable if not impossible, hence, the title of the work: “Boxed Out”.

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