A rhythmic play of possibilities in time: Obliquo Policromo as a holder of existential potentialities.
In 30 Works from the Saastamoinen Foundation Art Collection, P Karttunen et al. (Eds.), Saastamoinen Foundation. ISBN 978-952-69029-1-3
Giorgio Griffa’s practice is one where what he may have to say is less important than what you and I, as viewers, may have to imagine. Griffa stated this unequivocally when he said in 1972, “I don’t represent anything, I paint”. His work has always sought to move beyond the prescriptive ordering of surface, intuitive marks, and exuberant colours, instead pushing to question the medium’s relationship with knowledge. Inherent in Griffa’s practice is a proposal that what a painting ‘is’ is not nearly close to what a painting ‘could be’ – a holder of existential potentialities, an engine of possibilities driven by its audience.
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