A Vision

Silkscreen ink on canvas
H1250 x W1600 mm

A black painting hangs on a wall, typed across its centre are the words ‘A Vision’ also in black; the words are readable through a radiating exterior white glow which gives the impression of the words being made of a masked light.

The words are written in American Typewriter typeface, famed for its use in the ‘I ♥ NY’ logo and reminiscent of text works by Joseph Kosuth. This illuminated ‘sign’ designates the act of being able to see and read while simultaneously being something seen and read. ‘A Vision’ is the context and the text. Ultimately the words refer to a category that represents a kind of future, a dream like state in which destiny or a distant reality is imagined.

Gavin Turk