Arts Fear, Loss, and Death Anxiety, Not Op
posted by October 25 at 11:29 AMon
The Village Voice’s Jerry Saltz
Grotjahn allows you to grasp that one-point perspective is a system that continually brings you to the same point and that this point asserts itself as optical law. Perspective is entirely about order and the psychological pleasure of the illusion of looking into space. One of the mad benefits of this maniacal ordering is that each person is also granted the demented, deluded position of being a god. You, the maharaja of all that you survey, are the fixed singularity that all things rush from or toward. It’s very lonely, insanely Freudian, and likely has to do with fear, loss, and death anxiety.
on the paintings of Mark Grotjahn