by Alfonso Perez Lopez on diagrams, incomplete process and pleasure.
(The artist’s sorrow, suffering, weariness, and discouragement. Certainly there is a whole romantic pathos surrounding the pain of engendering art, inflected as if in response to traditional legends about the pleasures of young artists. But in spite of the complacent excess of this pathos, one cannot misrecognize the tension and thus the sorrow that the work demands – in other words, the harassing and inherently impossible calculation of an achievement without end, a completion without closure and totality.)
Jean-Luc Nancy, The pleasure in drawing, 2013