MODULES AS ARTISTIC EXPRESSION
The use of modules as elements for composing and organising a painting has been an integral part of my work from the very beginning. By using chromatic harmonies or combining colours to create optical vibrations, the modular compositions take on a sensitive and expressive artistic character. It is worth noting that several of these modular compositions are geometric abstractions in the strict sense, which leave a more or less pronounced trace of their origin in the final artwork.
MERGING MODULES is an example of geometric abstraction inspired by the technological world that surrounds us, although there is no hint of the source in the final paintings. In this series, the artistic expression resides in modules that have the flexibility to stretch both horizontally and vertically. However, the most important aspect is the merging of identical colours of adjacent modules, giving the painting a cohesive and harmonious unity.
In the series MODULAR CHAINS the module consists of three elements of the same colour. The primary, wider element, is flanked by two thinner ones positioned at equal distance from the main element. In this way, adjacent modules interlock to create artistic expression through maximised colour interactions. The idea for this type of modules came, as indicated by the name, from the structure of a chain.
In the MODULAR FIELD paintings, the modules take on a basic form and the composition of the paintings depends entirely on the choice of colour of the modules. In some of this paintings it is unmistakable that they have been derived from a geometric abstraction.
In MODULAR CADENCES, the modules stand out individually from the background and display a regular repetition on the canvas. Variations of the modular compositions within this series are achieved through thoughtful interventions in the form, colour, and placement of the modules.
Discover the alternative narrative of two assemblages of Modular Cadences that are presented in the section BEYOND.
The use of modules as elements for composing and organising a painting has been an integral part of my work from the very beginning. Over the years, I have developed several series that delve into the artistic expression of modules.
Explore the BEYOND section to discover the alternative narratives presented through two assemblages of Modular Cadences paintings.