Reverse Curve: Serra’s Definition of a Modern Artwork

Unlike some artists, Richard Serra does not want his audience to view his artworks as “expressions of his interior life”; instead, he claims that “any metaphors [his artworks] suggest are accidental and wholly irrelevant”.[1]Serra’s comment regarding the meaning of his post-modern artwork might seem a bit harsh for a casual follower of art who might find joy in comprehending the underlying metaphors of artworks. However, one will understand what Serra truly means by his statement once he or she witnesses any artwork by Richard Serra in person. The lack of color…