Bright, Vivid and Bold

This is a series of artworks consisting of 80 oil on paper paintings created during 2014. This series is part of a research exploring the concepts of seriality and monochrome paintings, characterized by their geometric clarity, flat surfaces, the simplicity of design and the complexity of ideas. These predominantly monochrome paintings draw their inspiration from American abstract art, minimalism, and a group of color field artists including Ellsworth Kelly, Anne Truith, Lucio Fontana, Mark Rothko, and Barnett Newman, among others.

The paintings consist of major painted surfaces which ‘enter’ the format, yet never covering it entirely. Some of the paintings contain a grid of vertical and horizontal lines balanced by asymmetrical encounters of two colours. The structure and colour of paper are also regarded as integral parts of the painting, which is the main reason for leaving some parts of the painting surface white. Even though painted surfaces are painted very freely, an impression of order and harmony is ever-present. This impression is specifically sustained by the white areas left around each coloured surface. Colours are freed from their reference (non-referential), reduced to their essence which becomes their volume, form, space, and light, thus making the color a door to some other reality. All the art works are of equal dimensions, 50 cm x 70 cm.