An exhibit pairing an abstract painter’s approach to a representational painter is discussed by David Carrier in the article, True Fictions. It is refreshing to see this pairing that ignores the usual boundaries of categorization and, rather, dissects a comparison on issues such as space, tone and texture.
The core of the discussion is here:
In a way that’s philosophically fascinating True Fictions reworks this procedure, for when we compare Freilicher and Nozkowski’s images, there is no real scene to which they are both responding. And so, when I observe that both Untitled (9-5) and Study in Blue and Gray present containers for light; or when I see that Untitled (6-69), like Light Blue Above, set bounded pink forms within a darker background field, I sketch what might be called a way of seeing, a shared feeling associated with very different works, neither of them necessarily a copy of some real scene.
Nozkowski’s work is discussed several times in the book Abstract Painting: Concepts and Techniques .