Jason Kass

Cognitive aspects of pictorial address and seriality in art

My practice-led research applies cognitive psychology (i.e. visual cognition) to art spectatorship and pictorial address. The basic premise is that we can speculate on the experience of artworks by studying them in relation to perceptual and cognitive processes. My thesis connects existing empirical findings with prevailing art theory. In particular I consider the psychological reality of serial artworks such as those produced by Claude Monet and Andy Warhol. The production of new works of art to further inform the text-based research is integral to the project. The project’s aim is to contribute to the development and exchange of ideas within experimental psychology, art practice and art theory.

Email: j.m.kass@soton.ac.uk