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“Three dimensions are real space. That gets rid of the problem of illusionism and of literal space, space in and around marks and colours – which is riddance of one of the most salient and objectionable relics of European art. The several limits of painting are no longer present. A work can be as powerful as it can be thought to be. Actual space is intrinsically more powerful and specific than paint on a flat surface. Obviously anything in three dimensions can be any shape, regular or irregular, and can have any relation to the wall, floor or ceiling, room, rooms or exterior or none at all. Any material can be used, as is or painted.”-Donald Judd

Harrison, C. (eds.) (1992) Art in Theory 1900-2000. USA: Blackwell Publishing

I have spent the last two years trying to give myself permission to paint abstract works on flat surfaces and now I want to reject it because actually it’s not powerful enough and as Donald Judd says actual space is more powerful and specific than paint on a flat surface. This has happened.

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