Art is for the Spirit, 1972, acrylic on mat-board
©Jonathan Borofsky. Image is provided courtesy of the artist.
Jonathan Borofsky, The Per Contra Interview with Miriam N. Kotzin
"And now, in my work today, the counting exercise has interfaced with the figurative image work, into one whole. So to simplify, left brain, right brain: clearly defined in the seventies and eighties, and in the nineties some kind of transition into the work I am doing now."
"Most of us understand all this with no help from Aristotle or any of the later writers who took up his arguments. In some way that has never been fully explicated, everyday rationality includes an intuitive sense of the difference between fiction and non-fiction. At first glance, it looks as if the difference must turn on the question of truth, and it does, but not in a way that that lets us conclude, simply, that non-fiction is true and fiction is false. If that were so, then fictionsóSunset Boulevard, Bacchus in Thebes, and so onówould count as lies."
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