"The only art I'm interested in is the art I don't understand right away. If you understand it right away it really has no use except as nostalgia."
Lawrence Weiner was a self-taught conceptual artist born in New York, NY in 1942, where he worked and lived until his death. Widely considered one of the founding figures of Conceptual art, Weiner worked primarily with language from the late 1960s onwards. His work, typically set in a sans serif font, often refers to materials and constructions that enact a physical process. Although he did not consider his works site-specific, each piece forms a distinct relationship to its environment. Whether it is a public space, a gallery wall or a book, each context allows viewers to develop their own interpretations in reference to their personal experiences.