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The School of Reductionism


Reductionism typically explores another dimension of time, a dimension which is not sequential or “horizontal” but eternal or “vertical”...the same dimension of time which contains the creative act itself. There is little or no explicit movement in Reductionist art. Nothing is happening in the usual sense and time, therefore, does not pass. The result is an enhanced awareness of posture, positioning of visual elements and their interrelationships. Freezing the frame, rendering objects static, also has the effect of freeing other forms of movement such as feeling...motion through emotion.