Be it two or three dimensional, descriptive, implied or abstract, the use of form, line and shape go beyond mere geometry. Together they create visually engaging storytelling that leaves a distinct impact on the viewer.
Nevia Pavletic is a great example. Motivated by an intuitive desire to understand the nature and mystery of existence and the unknown, Pavletic’s works draw on raw emotions of the present moment and feelings of impermanence to create delicate and textural drawings. Inspired by the subtle beauty in everyday moments, as well as grander themes of life and existence, Pavletic achieves a unique harmony and balance in both color and composition.
Alice Quaresma says
"These works approach space from a poetic perspective; they don’t portray truth of any true social reality; rather, the pieces create a ludic image of a familiar location."
David Kitz play with similar themes, using a different medium. In his Invisible Envelope series, Kitz constructs still-life arrangements using his own photographic imagery alongside old magazines, catalogues and other three dimensional objects.
Kitz creates the illusion of multiple focal planes through disruptive lines, bisected angles and elusive borders, the resulting image captured with his 4x5 camera both a still-life and photomontage.
Turning photography on its head, Alice Quaresma takes a different approach with a more sunny disposition. Quaresma has been experimenting with materials that allow her photographs to be sensorial and playful, pushing the boundaries of photography’s two-dimensionality. Quaresma captures the outsider point of view in this series of work, creating ludic and contemplative images that clash with hand-painted marks added to the photograph, “These works approach space from a poetic perspective; they don’t portray truth of any true social reality; rather, the pieces create a ludic image of a familiar location,” explains Quaresma.
These three artists are prime examples of the power of form and lines to evoke emotion and intrigue with the viewer. Their work, alongside many others in the TAPPAN artist family, can bring a unique finish touch to any collection or space.
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