The Paradoxical Absolute Dario D'Aronco

Spraypaint on wall Courtesy of the artist

A second work of D’Aronco is only visible to observant on-lookers. ‘The Paradoxical Absolute’ seems to disappear into nothingness. D’Aronco took the text from the American conceptual artist Robert Rayman, who gave this title to one of his well-known white works dating from 1958. The text is also reminiscent of the Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard. He used these words to describe mankind's concept of the divine.

Absolute is an all-encompassing concept, a word whose significance is such that without it nothing else exists. All-encompassing (the word) also means the universe, infinite and unfathomable, which is why it cannot be portrayed. This is where we become entangled in a paradox, because, just like Boezem who locks away the infinite universe in a box, D’Aronco’s work is balanced on the edge between nothingness and everything.

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