Daniel Sell

“Abstraction is difficult.

If you approach a narrative work and you can’t derive any value from it then maybe there is no value for you in that work. But if you go up to an abstract work and you cant derive some value from it then maybe there’s no value in you. Maybe the missing part is in you because abstraction requires both the artist to create something, a space, and the viewer to give in to that space to participate in the construction of meaning. An artist has faith and trust in the viewer to complete the work, to be a participant in the life of the work, the audience must take up some responsibility.”