Art Discussion: Adelaide Damoah in Conversation with Stewart Geddes

Artistic Statement:

Cubism, and its apprehension of the physical world via temporal/spatial mechanisms continues to have a hold over me, as does its adoption of the classical building blocks of the cube, the cone and sphere. But in keeping with Ben Nicholson’s tendency to ‘scour’ a surface, or Matisse’s palette knife ‘scrape’, I too am interested in the significance of erasure.

I speculate that this connects to the Surrealists assertion that the redundant or defunct object is liberated to hold new, more poetic meanings, which in turn connects to the idea of the Modern Ruin – ruins that were only recently the last word in newness.