Sometimes the gesture is so simple, it gets labeled pretentious or purist. But maybe that's a disconnect in talking about simplicity; by its very nature simplicity shouldn't require a ton of explanation, and in attempt to articulate how arresting, beautiful, or stupid you think something so minimal is, simplicity turns around and bites you. It makes you look like a fool as you stammer to relay the experience of your exchange. Maybe the issue is not with the work, but in talking about the work. If the work talks to you, shouldn't that be enough?