Cultural Writing. Art. This exquisitely printed book, featuring over 200 color plates, surveys the life's work of Aaron Fink, one of the most exciting and well-known contemporary artists today. "The emotion in Fink's work is rooted in the apparent contradictions it sets up between artistic illusion and physical actions of the painter which simultaneously create and undermine that illusion. Fink isolates objects.not to conjure a sense of their concreteness or physical reality, but to destabilize our sense of their place in the world. He makes us understand both how convincing and how unreal painted representations can be"- Eleanor Heartney.