Tag Archives: concentration

David Robbins

Art Dealers’ Optical Test #1: When Peter Nagy of Nature Morte looks at the square, the near circle appears double. The reverse is true when the circle is fixated.

Art Dealers’ Optical Test #2: To Colin de Land of American Fine Arts, the string appears single wherever it is fixated, double elsewhere.

Art Dealers’ Optical Test #4: Helene Winer of Metro Pictures points to rectangle that appears to match one held up by gallery partner Janelle Reiring at each testing distance.

Art Dealers’ Optical Test #6: Light Directed from the side through the closed lid of Oliver Wasow of Cash/Newhouse Gallery will cast a shadow of the retinal blood vessels that can be seen with careful observation.

From ‘The art dealers’ optical tests’ (1987) by David Robbins

Job Koelewijn




‘Schedule of Moments’ (1997) by Job Koelewijn.

A simple schedule of the artist’s different moods (in Dutch).
Some of them: wonder / devotion / courage / sex drifts / willpower / love / blame / trust / doubt / shame / concentration / desperation / indifference / creativity