This is an insightful and well-illustrated exploration of the work of contemporary painter Anthony Burnham.
Working with the formal components that have played a central role in the history of painting, such as perspective, illusionism and the grid, Burnham investigates the possibilities of painting as a conceptual practice.
His paintings addressing the question formulated by philosopher Jean-Francois Lyotard: "What to paint?" What is there left for painting to say, and how can it say it?
Burnham's works offer much opportunity for reflection on these questions, as they are the products of a painting practice that is, at heart, a conceptual activity.
The essays offer numerous insights into Burnham's analytical approach to painting in this postmodernist era and provide a theoretical and historical context for the reception of his work.