Clifford Singer
Clifford Singer, Portals, (Black and White Panels), 1987

Clifford Singer, Portals, (Black and White Panels), 1987
40 1/2 X 45 1/2 inches and 37 1/2 x 44 1/2 inches, Acrylic on wood

“These panels represent Reimannian space as I see it.”

Clifford Singer — An Essay

The content of my art in its structure and color usage exists in the realm of universality. To discuss the work in terms of geometric mechanic or construct with color is a fundamental issue for the evolution and building process of the work, however, not the final result. The result is a geometrical poetry defined in pictorial space. Straight lines, arcs, elliptical sections, circles and spirals accelerate speed of eye through the picture, thus time experience is altered through space. Color vibration heightens the speed and expanse for the viewer to complete the picture plane. With the constraint of geometric device, I build through tension of line, cyclical formation and logarithmic spiral the dynamics of motion with color orbit to provide the viewer with visual instruments used proportionately in perspective to themselves. In this respect, I look to this pictorial vision so that the final result is ultimately raised through the perception of the viewer. What is the vortex axis? Is it a beginning end? Zero vector equilibrium allows departure into positive and negative. Zero as point, beginning or end is as the circle which has no beginning or end and which encompasses all inward and all outward. From slow curves to accelerated curves interlocked with straight lines of infinite speed are elements of natural law I have chosen for my visual language. The elements of Pythagorean geometry underly the structuring for a non-Euclidean space taking a leap to the present and future, a truly modern space. The logarithmic grid of the square is hidden and then integral of the space within which it is formed demonstrating an independent universe. This statement gives meaning to the position and direction of my work, however, the art displays universal truths to the vision and experiential impact.

— Clifford Singer, 1997

— Lives in Las Vegas, Nevada