NECKER-TARINES

 

This is the second in the proposed Black Square series of six paintings of which two have so far been completed. If you are interested in optical illusions, you will know the famous Necker Cube is an illusion first published as a rhomboid in 1832 by the Swiss crystallographer Louis Albert Necker. He has, for his sins, made the world’s eyes go wobbly ever since. The cube, especially in its skeleton form, is ambiguous. Sometimes one ‘face’ appears to be in front and you are looking down on the construction. Then it flips, and the rear ‘face’ becomes the front, and you seem to be looking upwards at the cube. Not everyone experiences this. They’re the lucky ones. By placing the fruit among the bars, with attendant ambiguous shadows and overlaps, and appending the appropriate title, I have attempted to produce what may be the worst pun in the whole history of western art, or at least in the Christmas Common arm of the enterprise.

NECKER-TARINES

24” x 24”(60 x 60cm)

Acrylic on canvas

£2750