Theo Cuff, Untitled

Liminality – the space in between

Is the work appearing or disappearing? Has it been obscured or caught in gestation? It seems to be caught between two worlds, both absent and present in equal measure. An image obscured or an image of obscurity: the state of being unknown.

Like a smudge on a window pane it turns transparency opaque. It creates a frame within a frame, an impenetrable borderland. Or is it emerging, refocusing, becoming.

It is transitioning. Only it can’t. It is a painting, static and temporally fixed.

It is caught between two.

Image © Theo Cuff via Spike Island

Post author Gemma Brace