The use of white focuses the viewer on the tactile — on the paint itself. It is tempting to see the subject of these paintings as the very process of painting itself.
But this simplistic reading overlooks a great deal. There always seems to be a point at which the meaning of a work of art is insoluble in language.”
from Ill said Ill seen: a meditation on Robert Ryman and Samuel Beckett – now online at The Finch – read more here
above: ‘Arrow,’ 1976, by Robert Ryman