Autonomous Sculpture, 2008

mixed media

125 x 100 cm




A piece of art can be seen as a materialised communication between artist and the onlooker. But is it possible to imagine an artwork being something in itself? The autonomy of an artwork is a recurring object of discussion; one imagines a force not relying on circumstances of preconceived knowledge. This artwork is a proposal for such a completely independent sculpture. Unfortunately its absolute autonomy prevents us from conceiving any sense from it. We might postulate that an artwork’s innate power works opposite to its communicative meaning.