The Sound of Colour

“Art is how we decorate space;

Music is how we decorate time.”

~ Jean Michel Basquiat

The sound of colour series came surprisingly, a result of being in a global pandemic lockdown with nowhere to go and nothing to do, but paint and listen to my favorite music. As always, I try to focus on shapes and their relationship with each other and with colours and textures, aggressively plastering the paint onto the canvas with my palette knife and various plaster and cement tools. I see abstract work as a  two-way interaction, with the artist and the viewer playing equal roles in discovering the piece. I attack my work aggressively. As the music blasts in the background, I get mesmerized by the dance. Impasto is one of the techniques that I employed quite a bit in this series. I like striking a balance between sharp, diagonal strokes of the palette knives with vibrant linear and non-linear aspects in vivid and bright colours, representing the natural relationship with rhythm, beats, tempo music,  sharp, powerful colors and shapes and textures. While painting this series, the world outside my door was losing its compass. There is no question that the uncertainty of the times played heavily on this series.

 

 

‘1999’ Acrylic on canvas 48.00″ x 36.00″ 2020

‘Ain’t it Fun’ Acrylic on canvas board 20.00″ x 16.00″ 2020

‘Atomic’ Acrylic on canvas 24.00″ x 24.00″ 2020

‘Chinese Rocks’ Acrylic on canvas 24.00″ x 24.00″ 2020

‘Eyes of a Stranger’ Acrylic on canvas 40.00″ x 30.00″ 2020

‘Infected’ Acrylic on canvas 40.00″ x 30.00″ 2020

‘Jet Boy’ Acrylic on canvas 48.00″ x 36.00″ 2020

‘Overkill’  48.00″ x 36.00″  Acrylic on canvas  2020

‘TV Eye’  Acrylic on canvas  24.00″ x 24.00″  2020

‘Patterns’ Acrylic on canvas board 14.00″ x 11.00″ 2020

‘Space Oddity’ Acrylic on canvas 48.00″ x 24.00″ 2020

‘Watermelon in Easter hay’ Acrylic on canvas board 20.00″ x 16.00″ 2020

‘100 Ways’ Acrylic on canvas 36.00″ x 24.00″ 2020

‘Anne’ Acrylic on canvas 38.00″ x 38.00″ 2020

‘Empty Garden’ Acrylic on canvas 28.00″ x 28.00″ 2020

‘Uncontrollable Urge’ Acrylic on canvas board 20.00″ x 16.00″ 2020

‘Wild in the Streets’ Acrylic on canvas 40.00″ x 30.00″ 2020

‘SOME GIRLS’ Acrylic on canvas 20.00″ x 16.00″ 2020

‘THE GHOST IN YOU’ Acrylic on canvas 48.00″ x 36.00″ 2020

‘Generation Landslide’ Acrylic on canvas 36.00″ x 24.00″ 2020

“SPACE INVADERS” Acrylic on canvas 24.00″ x 24.00″ 2020

Sofa #1 and #2 (Diptych) Acrylic on canvas 72.00″ x 36.00″ 2020

‘Flight of the Fireweasel # 1 & 2’ Acrylic on canvas 48.00″ x 24.00″ 2020

‘Waiting Room’ Acrylic on canvas 72.00″ x 36.00″ 2020

‘Pigs in Zen’ Acrylic on canvas 24.00″ x 24.00″ 2020

‘Glittering Prize’ Acrylic on canvas board 20.00″ x 16.00″ 2020

‘Fountains’ Acrylic on canvas board 20.00″ x 16.00″ 2020

‘Wanna be Starting Something ‘ Acrylic on canvas 48.00″ x 36.00″ 2020

‘Train in Vain’ Acrylic on canvas 24.00″ x 24.00″ 2020

‘Senses Working Overtime’ Acrylic on canvas 30.00″ x 24.00″ 2020

‘Biko’ Acrylic on canvas 24.00″ x 18.00″ 2020
‘Sofa #1 & 2’ (Diptych) Acrylic on canvas 72.00″ x 36.00″ 2020

 

‘Jimmy’s Fantasy’ Acrylic on canvas 20.00″ x 20.00″ 2020 —

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