I love Matthew Ritchie’s work and philosophy. His work deals with perception, reality, and entropy. I recently watched the Art 21 interview with him, which I highly recommend. In it, Ritchie expresses that in his opinion, “there is no distinction between figure and abstraction, between conceptual and visual. Blurring the lines is a more honest representation of reality”. For so long I think I have been worried about where I sit on the spectrum of these definitions. More accurately, I think I have been troubled my my constant flip flop between abstraction and representation. Ritchie’s words have helped me to rethink why this bothers me. I thank him for that!
Image: After Lives, Matthew Ritchie