Strangling space


When a collection of works is in response to a gallery space the volume and shape of the space can (potentially) over-ride/rule the works, if we let it. What if we “strangled the space” and bent it to our will rather than being beholden to it? The space becomes no less important with the strangling. Maybe it becomes more important? More relevant?

Below is a link to the interview with David Hockey on the influence of Vincent van Gough on his work. The term that resonated with me from the interview was the phrase “strangling space”.

An interdisciplinary influence.

As Hockney says, “But you really need to look”.

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