Two views on beauty
This diptych confronts two attitudes in relation to art and beauty. One strives for intuitive and silent appreciation and the other moves towards intellectualization and commentary. One seeks the readable where the second simply embraces the visible.
The starting point for this work is a series of letters written to Azize, discussing four different artifacts. These texts describe, in an effort of neutrality, the impressions and intimate sensations triggered by the objects. Despite all efforts, they fail to let go of their search for meaning and logical understanding. Compared with a form of more “authentic” language, these comments seem all the more to result from a Western conception of art, in this case dissonant.