Category Archives: Minimalism

Reductive Nuance

Layered density
Modular fabrication
Industrial materials

Dazzling severity is agreeable in the late afternoon sun. Some things designed as short-term temporary solutions end up lasting a long time.

“It’s a constant, continuous, spectacular world we live in, and every day you see things that just knock you out, if you pay attention.” – Robert Irwin

Spigot

Fluid flow
Control valve
Apparatus

Subtle elegance graces a humble sink. By attending to uncluttered materiality, simple anonymity sometimes is preferred over expressive excess. Industrial manufacture and the found object share a distinguished aesthetic tradition.

“In a minimal interior, what you don’t do is as important as what you do.” – Nate Berkus

Interrogatory Identifications

Liminal space
Interstitial perspective
Temporal leaf relief

In a description of chance events, randomness temporarily incorporates elements of pattern occurrence predictability. Energy fluctuation results in organic displacement, as smaller essentials react in larger force fields. The stakes are high, at least by the standards of aesthetics, primarily a condition of logical or comprehensible arrangement.

“Rules of taste enforce structures of power.” – Susan Sontag

Olanda

Label shadow
Dutch pavilion
Biennale exhibition

Less is often tranquilly mysterious. Eschewing the non-essential to focus on a sparse language, minimalism is gracefully spiritual. In its simplicity, it repudiates boredom, concentrating on ultimate sophistication.

“The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.” – Socrates

Extended Perimeter

Length of time
Reflective element
Registration arrangement

Some creative endeavors require deeper levels of discipline, both in production and appreciation. Always on the lookout for minimalist experiences, artifacts in space/time relation make up a life. Change characterizes substance. While the attributes of a thing are changing, there must be some aspect that remains the same as an indentifying point of reference. Change paradoxically necessitates stability.

“To progress in life you must give up the things you do not like. Give up doing the things that you do not like to do. You must find the things that you do like. The things that are acceptable to your mind.” – Agnes Martin

Immediacy Feeling

Finite actuality
Substance of nature
Reason freedom

The promise of bliss incorporates higher cultural activities transformed. A prearranged assembly position provided a brief respite and contemplation space with a revelation presence. After days of considering the philosophy of art, and going through multiple museums and art exhibitions, the most satisfying aesthetic experience came while looking up at energy dispersed in a crowded entryway rendezvous point. Representing equivalencies in diverse ways, agreement is immaterial.

“Thus, the task is not so much to see what no one yet has seen, but to think what nobody yet has thought about that which everybody sees.” – Arthur Schopenhauer

Pursuing a Tendency

High quality
Autonomy end
Perfunctory form

Anthropomorphized tracing found against the terrace wall, recognized in its complex simplicity. In anticipation of future activity, interpretation is always accessible. Content presented in its utilitarian form, less is sometimes more as minimalism is a sensational success!

“Art is the concrete representation of our most subtle feelings.” – Agnes Martin