[11] 2017/03: Undoing

Diptych based on The Undoing Project, Michael Lewis’ book about the behavioural psychologists Danny Kahneman and Amos Tversky.

Dimensions: Two panels – 54 X 37 inches each.
Medium: Ink & paint on board.

The notional of man as a rational agent was overturned by Kahneman and Tversky through their brilliant vignettes in the ’60s and ’70s.

In revealing how our minds err systematically when forced to make judgements in conditions of uncertainty, they turned traditional economic theory on its head. Kahneman and Tversky created the field of behavioural economics and (depressingly presciently) pioneered the trend of mistrust in human intuition.