The art of minimalism is not supposed to be simple. While the intent is to narrow down the focus to a particular set of image elements, the object needs to result in some form of intellectual discovery.
Abstraction for the sake of abstraction is not the point.
Abstraction is simply a point of departure.
Abstract simplicity is the means to realization. It is the key to the intelligent experience of the work.
As with all art, the purpose is to produce a new understanding that is outside the representation of objects. It is meant to act as a puzzle – an artistic device (metaphor) meant to trigger contemplation and consideration.
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