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.
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