Untitled, 1984

[…] In these cases I use the entire canvas, that is, both its white surface and the stretcher on which it is placed […]. On the white canvas, I display colors that are ‘also’ blocks of stone, hanging them on the canvas using a slip knot. The colors as such have a chromatic impact on the canvas and, as stones, that is, on account of their weight, they have a tangible impact, i.e. the weight of one stone supports the weight of the other, and the weight of both keeps the whole work in balance. In the absence of light, a painting disappears, regardless of its period, style or medium used. In this case, the colors have a painterly impact provided there is light, but as weights they continue to have an impact even without light.

Giovanni Anselmo