„The world is out of joint. The world has been fugued out of joint. The world is fugitive. The flight fugues down to a point. Simon Mullan’s spaces investigate the grids of a perspective on art history, its intersections and -faces with the continuum. They flow because they are conscientiously paved. Mullan’s spaces are absolute spaces, tiled, gridded, topologically reversibly unequivocal, suitable for Euclidean operation, geometrically rectilinear, rinse-off, clinical, glossy and matte, gray. We occupy the vanishing points of their flight, the end of linear perspective, which promised to make mathematical space and the space of art a reality, and even more, to dissect the irrepressible rush of the real into an ostensibly representable reality, ever since Leon Battista Alberti, in 1436, transposed Euclid’s Elements, the foundation of our geometric spatial ideals, onto the canvas, pointing the echo sounder of the third dimension with its depth of engineering focus into the flat waters of sacred art. The grids of the fifteenth century are the true birthplace of the idea of space in computer graphics.“
(Extract from the catalogue text by Paul Feigelfeld. The catalogue for the exhibition will be published in March 2016)
Photo credits: Copyright Simon Mullan, Image courtesy DITTRICH & SCHLECHTRIEM, Berlin.
DITTRICH & SCHLECHTRIEM
13 FEBRUARY – 02 APRIL 2016