Great art is the outward expression of an inner life in the artist, and this inner life will result in his personal vision of the world. One of the weaknesses of much abstract painting is the attempt to substitute the inventions of the intellect for a pristine imaginative conception. The inner life of a human being is a vast and varied realm and does not concern itself alone with stimulating arrangements of color, form, and design.
I’d say this is a re-examination of beauty. Or maybe just a chance to start examining how we think about beauty. We’re asking people to consider it as they might not have before, putting it into a context where we start to notice its ambiguities and limits. That’s radical, whether or not it’s a youthful impulse.