Among the numerous statues of Greek gods, there also stood in the Pantheon an empty pedestal. A. T. – the non-existent statue of the unknown god. Alongside the visible statues of invisible gods, Nothing raised on a pedestal. The apotheosis of Absence. Our artful draughtsman, who has signed his eye-poking pictures for some time with the name Utisz borrowed from the Cyclopeia, i.e., Nobody, dedicates his graphic series entitled Absence to that certain A T, or Agnostos Theos. On the sheets in the series, what is not is visible, and what is, is completely invisible. An inverted world. Horrified by emptiness (horror vacui), he attempts to fill the absences, but also fleeing from real things in the given world, memory is also erased without delay. Sophisticated art connoisseurs know well that it is not only the pronounced or visible things that are important, but those that the artist suppresses, or does not show, are also significant; moreover, it is especially worth paying attention to those things. If you will stand before these pictures, do so in a way that the invisible viewers can also have room: leave space for the patron, A. T. god, in case he comes; and perhaps also for qualified mortal A. J., together with his consolatory-healing incantation on the Branch of Nothingness: “Only unbeing can branch and feather, / only becoming blooms at all, / what is must break, or fade, or wither”.
(Guy d O’Bonner)
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