“The artist as true individual is structured not by the environment but by environment in the active sense, and in this Kline achieves a decisive but momentary identity. It is not a question of social environment, but what replaces it. Forsaking the idea that one’s relationship to the world remains constant, changes in the immediate requirements of the environment beget adjustments to situations rather than achievements of solutions to them. Thus, Kline’s is an art and identity based in the circumstances of…,the situation of…, the configuration of…, the constitution of…, and the structure of…The situation of what, the configuration of what, and the constitution of what makes sense, as does a question, only in reference to the self.”
- (S. C. Foster, “Franz Kline: Art and the Structure of Identity,” Franz Kline: Art and the Structure of Identity, Barcelona, 1994, p. 37).