Roman Opalka 1931-2011

Caleb De Jong remembers conceptual painter Roman Opalka. "Ostensibly a project with roots in the European avant-garde, Minimalism and Conceptualism, Opalka's paintings question our personal relationship with the universe. Counting to infinity is a meaningless proposal given the reality of our personal finitude... Opalka foregrounds our temporal existing limitations by paintings that are never ending yet created with a finite, and fading, amount of time."