THE ATTRACTION OF LANDSCAPES
Travelling and walking in different countries with your eyes open you become conscious of the variety of shapes and colours in the landscapes, the mix of geometric and natural shapes and the importance of shadows.
Be it rocks, wetlands in the Australian North, sand dunes in the empty quarter of Oman or soaring mountain ranges in Iran, their forms and colours are exciting and inspirational.
Landscapes create a range of moods. They can overpower you with their magnitude or they can make you feel joyous with their blue skies or sparkling waters. It can be exhilarating or meditative, invoke different atmospheres and put you into a different frame of mind depending on the ambiance at different times of the day.
ANITA BYE - Precipitous Sand Dunes
Shifting Shapes That Connect is conceptualised by marrying hard-edges painting and colour language, structure colour and pattern.
Movement is portrayed by way of colour language and hard-edged images; the relationship between organic and geometric form.
These paintings display bold compositions executed in synthetic polymer which is versatile and quick drying. Luminosity, juxtaposition and superimposing geometric shapes are reflected in these images through the use of vibrant colour and their placement. Using black lines creates an almost three-dimensional space between the upper and the lower.
Just as Frank Stellar's series: Protractor intertwined hard-edged painting and colour language by intersecting curvilinear and geometric shapes, by combining vivid and harmonious colour; this series of work integrates that technique by balancing and sometimes unbalancing colour and line; creating energy, tension and heat.
Through intuitive design using diagonal, horizontal and vertical, as well as regular and irregular lines artists such as Kazimir Malevich and Ellsworth Kelly are integral to each individual design within each image, allowing for variation and diversity.
GABRIELE ROHLJE - Composition X