Essentially, abstract art has rendered itself space-blind in order to assure its visibility to an audience that can only read. The trouble in which abstraction finds itself, its inability to project a real sense of space, is rooted in its subservience to the surface and spatial continuity implied by Impressionism. In order to guarantee itself the completeness and wholeness that defines or better delimits art, abstraction has shunned reality - that is, it has shunned real, created space in favor of artificial, illustrated space. The answer to this problem is not a return to conventional illusionistic space, to Albertian perspective; but some kind of turning around is in order. Certainly invention and inspiration are called for.
    -- Frank Stella, Working Space, 1986, Harvard Press