scotomization

scotomization

[‚skäd·ə·mə′zā·shən]
(psychology)
In psychoanalytic theory, the mind's ability to erase a traumatic or overwhelming experience.
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The link between a visual blind spot and the psychic "gap" or "hole" produced by denial allowed Lacan to use the terms scotomization and foreclosure in similar ways.
It is this double action--the suppression by light of a retinal section, followed by a self-generating image--that allows for my analogy of the structure of Triptyque to Lacan's notion of scotomization.
MC: A painting of quality is a picture that uses abuse, embellishment, degradation, and decoration to generate complex visual malapropisms out of erasure, cancellation, acts of outright destruction of the surface of the picture, the scotomization of vision, unabashed scenarios of seductive plasticity, patterning, and color, or outright displays of incompetence--intended and otherwise.