A sculptural painting that reads differently depending on which quality the viewer engages with (surface, colour, edge, line, absence, repetition, shadow, etc).
Continuing my explorations into elemental oppositions. Here is a system of signs with no inherent absolute meaning, but with structural differences that draw meaning from reciprocal determination with other elements. The spaces are necessary absences that vibrate between activity and passivity, animating the full function of the elements. Meaning is created and simultaneously deferred as the infinite potential that makes it necessary, as the unknowable excess beyond our grasp.
50 x 50 cm, acrylic, polystyrene, 2021
The title is taken from Derrida’s neologism “Différance“.