Saturday, January 12, 2008

Yay Jonathan Lasker!

Moral Space, 2001

Some of my new favorite quotes, from his "Complete Essays, 1984 - 1998"

It is the job of the artist not to be radical but rather to work on re-building faith in meaning.

Painting is a moral victory.

The project of art today is to locate boundaries of the real in a world where meaning, space and the effects of mortality have been neutralized by technology.

Painting is perceiving the material world through matter (as opposed to via representation).