Robert Irwin

"Robert Irwins  works attempt to highlight particular spatial situations, acting like brackets for our phenomenological experience.

Irwin has used light and subtle alterations of space to refocus the habituated eye, encouraging an awareness of the visual field around us. He has said that ‘the pure subject of art is human perception’: a conditional activity determined by context

Colour has the ability to put life in inanimate situations.’

The columns ‘sit on a delicate edge’, creating conditions where ‘you don’t think about whether it’s art or not art. It’s just about what you’re seeing or not seeing."

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