“You would not know where to begin to read the image. It looks simple enough. […] There are so many routes into the image, so many points of recognition within the composition, and yet you do not know where to begin and, for that matter, where to close off or frame your reading. In Paul Winstanley’s work the image is defined according to a frame of perception, where the image exists both to represent a scene witnessed, and to convey a position for the viewer within that. This much is given. Where the witness once was so now you stand in a reconstruction of the scene. This much you think you know.” (Andrew Renton, “Deferred landscapes: A view from the threshold in the paintings of Paul Winstanley”)
Threshold is an extensive survey of British artist Paul Winstanley’s career to date, with over a 100 colour images and texts by Andrew Renton, Director of Curating at Goldsmiths, University of London and Christel Fricke, Professor of Philosophy, University of Oslo.
Edited by Brian Butler
Texts by Christel Fricke and Andrew Renton
Published by Artspace and Clouds on the occasion of the exhibition Paul Winstanley: Paintings 1989 – 2007 at Artspace, 26 April – 31 May 2008.Distributed by Clouds
Softcover, 190 x 250 mm
105 colour images
144 pages plus dust jacket