Mark Tansey (American, b. 1949), EC 101, 2009. Oil on canvas, 100 × 79 1/2 in.
“I think of the painted picture as an embodiment
of the very problem that we face with the notion “reality.”
The problem or question is, which reality?
In a painted picture, is it the depicted reality,
or the reality of the picture plane,
or the multidimensional reality the artist and viewer exist in?”