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Zen and Shunyata

This gallery illustrate abstract art as Zen (or Shunyata, i.e. emptiness). These works try to empty you of preconceived notions, indeed, to remove our sense of self, as abstract art lacks the usual reference points which we use in navigating the real world. The real world is full of objects and we of course are objects for each other. The problem of ‘other minds’ is whether the world is simply a fiction of my own mind and that there isn’t anything ‘out there’. Is an abstract painting out there or in my head? But reaching to the ultimate reality of objects is mediated by how our senses tell us what is there and how we construct the world through language (whether words or mathematics) or our imagined view of the what our senses and imagination tell us,