We are so used to images that tell us everything just with one look.
These paintings are trying to be a bit more mysterious.
I call them invisible paintings.
Their colours are revealed through the viewer’s movement, and the interaction with light. The shimmers are more evident in the blackness.
They’re almost painted with light... I think this also makes them part of our world, it makes them somehow “real”, present... Entities in the frame of physical reality and existence, like us.
The blackness, and the fact that there is no straightforward image or message, leaves space for the viewers to project their mind. It becomes also uncomfortable... Like the unknown... It is therefore like a window to another space... an adventure for the mind, and a step towards the awareness of the self.
Black painting 0 - oil on canvas, 50x70 cm, 2020
Black painting 1 - oil on canvas, 50x70 cm, 2020
Black painting 2 - oil on canvas, 50x70 cm, 2020
The following are other black paintings with more colour, which I worked on as landscapes. Landscapes as visual imagery in this “other space”, where changes on the surrounding light and the viewer’s movement are also important for the pieces.
I think the black canvas for me works as a window to another dimension, it opens up a space of mystery, subconscious, unknown, paradox, complete freedom, selflessness, discovery, adventure.
Black painting 4 - oil on canvas, 35x50 cm, 2020
Black painting 3 - oil on canvas, 50x70 cm, 2020
Black painting for Matte - oil on canvas, 50x70 cm, 2021