Alec Nevala-Lee

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“Clarity, completeness, quintessence, quiet…”

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Number 30 by Ad Reinhardt

Painting is special, separate, a matter of meditation and contemplation, for me, no physical action or social sport. As much consciousness as possible. Clarity, completeness, quintessence, quiet. No noise, no schumtz, no schmerz, no fauve schwärmerei. Perfection, passiveness, consonance, consummateness. Spirituality, serenity, absoluteness, coherence. No automatism, no accident, no anxiety, no catharsis, no chance. Detachment, disinterestedness, thoughtfulness, transcendence. No humbugging, no button-holing, no exploitation, no mixing things up.

Ad Reinhardt

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July 12, 2014 at 9:00 am

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