perspectives 'the essence of thought'



paris, france


Perspective in theory of cognition is the choice of a context or a reference (or the result of this choice) from which to sense, categorize, measure or codify experiences.


The collection “PERSPECTIVES” considers abstract writing, drawing, and architecture as a provisional gathering of components that comes together to mean more than the sum of those individual components. Bound together analogically, this structure frames a multidimensional, in-between space where the richness of memory and the progressive practice of making collaborate to elicit poetic meaning. 



In exploring the intersections and superimpositions of these creative processes and products, the collection circumvents the reductive and the taxonomical, and retreats from definitive statements; it desires to be of its subject rather than about it.In a sense the collection is an analogical system, comprised of parts which stand in some significant relationship to each other; which share certain attributes, circumstances, or relations; which possess a reciprocal necessity—that is,each element (analogue) is required in order for the entire structure to be meaningful.



“Analogical thought is archaic, unexpressed, and practically inexpressible in words” Aldo Rossi 1976


Each individual piece retains their individual intensity while being focused, interpreted, and related to other distinctive analogues. In doing so, the collection maintains a complex, multivalent structure which allows for shifts, overlays, tension, and depth - in short, those “frameworks of understanding” which encourage inventive and productive interpretations.


© Jaun van Wyk