Robert Irwin

Robert Irwin is American, 85 years old, an 'abstract' artist who works with space and light. He would probably argue the arbitrary or flatness of the abstract category for his work, because his work exists only through the perception/ context of his audience. His work is real not a simulation of something or someone. His choice to move outside the highly stylized specific logic of the frame was born out of his understanding of the role of an artist. I don't mean to suggest that he sees capital A, Art as some missionary work. Rather he sees art as wonder, as a search for better questions and an exploration of the inconsistencies that we are surrounded by.

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