Line, Curve, Circle:
In the work Line, Curve and Circle, I treated the “paper” as an object with boundaries. It’s a space within a restricted frame, and an object with a subtle presence at the same time. There’s a subtleness and lightness, especially in this type of printing paper, and probably these quality was given to the work as well.
Language is another thing that fascinates me. The text in the works are descriptive, rigid, linear (mathematical), yet at the same time, poetic. I was trying to visualize the text, though in a minimal way, just a line, a curve, a circle: a shape, a shape that can be seen, understood immediately. Yet the “shapes” in the works are interrelated with the frame of the paper, of its boundaries and limits. It challenges it, though not visually but by a certain kind of translation into visual language.
This transformation gives this work a double layer, a layer of translation and interference. Text is a linear form: One reads from start to end, one word after another, to generate meaning or scene: He eats an apple-He first, then he eats, eats what? An Apple. Yet image first appears as a whole, then potentially into the process of reading. While we’re reading it always seems to be reading a line of code, a code within a structure, system, order. Image is far wilder, it’s raw, simultaneous, it simply happens. In this work I wanted to challenge that. The texts on the papers are direct, short and easy, and in a mathematical, linear way, but it seems to effectively generates visual image in viewers mind when reading it. It’s almost simultaneous. And on the other end of it: the image challenges the existing framework of it, since the limit of the space of a piece is so there, when there’s only such small bits of text on its surface.
I guess poetry did a great job, though in this piece I adopted another form of text instead of the poetic elements of the disorder, dysfunction, destruction of language, into a form that it obeys the rules of language (or probably not language, but a code), yet it starts to interfere the space that contains, frames and limits it.