Back to Black
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Golden Light pieces are a segment of a larger series named The Golden Ratio. The style of painting, colors, and tones are connecting these pieces while separating them as an independent series of artwork that can stand on its own. Contrasts and tone values have caught my attention and these relations are the driving force behind my work with light as a final detail. One of my main inspirations for these artworks is the legacy of Paul Klee.
Back to Black
My Back to Black series of artworks is another segment of a larger series named The Golden Ratio. In this mini-series I am developing and researching the overall harmony of proportions while introducing elements like textures, shapes, highlighted brush strokes and various paint thickness. The absence of light is the main drive behind these pieces. In addition to further exploring texture as an independent element devoid of color, I'm researching just how much black or white paint can influence an atmosphere and create a certain dose of gloom. No color is used; there is either presence or absence of light, which results in highly textured, black and white pieces. The texture is sometimes used as a tool for dividing the canvas and creating space. While
the starting point is an abstract minimalistic approach, the paintings might have a certain associative value.
The Ratio is the first mini-series that I, at a later time, escalated to a larger cycle named The Golden Ratio. It all started with Ochregreen - my first exploratory geometric painting which was made in 2018. The style of painting and gilded canvases each with crossing and merging lines that make a certain network is a basis for this group of artworks. Borders are made and broken. Through trial and error, I arrive at harmony, fixated on the values of order and balance. This series was heavily influenced by the legacy of Piet Mondrian.
Eclipse is a minor series of artworks that are also a part of The Golden Ratio. I wanted to capture the essence of morning and evening transitions without trying to replicate irrelevant elements. Cameras are able to capture the details and the gist of a scene but I find them unable to capture the minute and fine transitions and values that we are able to experience and enjoy. Ironically, taking a photo of these artworks was quite hard as the values and color relations are so fine and barely visible the camera has a hard time capturing how these paintings really look.