Jasper Johns , perception and representation

Jasper Johns, 'Fools House'

……his experiments with context sought to reconstitute “ordinary” objects in such a way as to highlight ..the power of the perceptual over the physical world. In 1964 he explained, as fulsomely as he ever would, what it was he was trying to do: “I am concerned with a thing’s not being what it was, with its becoming something other than what it is, with any moment in which one identifies a thing precisely and with the slipping away of that moment.”

from: © Guardian News & Media 2008
Published: 7/26/2004

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