Haim Steinbach, an Israeli-born American, loves to challenge people’s way of thinking and give his audience food for thought.
His best known works are structures where he assembles and places objects he has found in the various places he goes to each day: homes, art galleries, museums, theatres and warehouses. Placed on the shelves, these objects become like the characters in a theater, establishing new relationships between themselves and the audience.
In this illy collection, it is the object itself—the cup—which becomes the stage for reflection on the relationship between letters and vision. The letters N O N and the number 8 are symbols of infinity, and the whole series is the representation of a glance which moves closer and further away from them, from the infinitely large to the infinitely small.
A fifth cup completes the series. Its chromatic relationship is reversed, with white symbols on a black background.