Caught in the moment 5
Category: painting Subject: woman Mediums: acrylic paints, own technique
Materials: canvas Style: contemporary, minimalism, realism
Size: 45 H x 45 W x 2,5 [cm] / 17,7 H x 17,7 W x 1 [in] (each from the series) Year: 2019
Paintings from the series – Caught in the moment
‘Caught in the moment’ is a new series of paintings by Ania Luk. Painted for the AHC gallery from Hamburg, to be exhibited at the Bank Art Singapore 2019. Original, sensual minimalist composition. A simple form referring to the artist’s current style. Shows ballet dancers while dancing. Warm, subdued colors create a sensual and elegant image in form.
“Ania Luk‘s elegant ballet dancers appear to be independent from gravity, time and space, lift off in the air, finally everything flows. The remarkable compositions are able to capture the still of the moment, while exploring emotions and memory constructions. Unique and of high aesthetic approach!.” curator Barbara Aust-Wegemund
Each painting in this series has been painted on linen canvas with a slightly visible texture, using our own technique using acrylic paints. There is no need for embedding in the decorative frame, because the edges are linen, not covered with any color.
Paintings from the series ‘Caught in the moment’ were painted by the painter after the Academy of Fine Arts – Ania Luk. Each of the paintings is signed on the front and back, with a certificate of authenticity, secured with a varnish in a semi-gloss. These paintings perfectly match modern interiors. A good size to hang several paintings in a small space and get an attractive decor. Leading colors – blue, orange, platinum, gold and bronze. From April 2020 it’s in a private collection that includes the original art of Salvador Dali.
The first painting from the series “Exhale”.
“Dancing is creating an art that is visible only for a moment.”
Bank Art Singapore 2019, September – AHC gallery from Hamburg.
Firstly minimalism is a style that uses pared-down design elements. Secondly it raised most strongly in 1960s and early 1970s. Thirdly it derives from the reductive features of Modernism and seems like a reaction against abstract expressionism and a bridge to post-minimalism art practices.
Finally, outstanding artists associated with minimalism include Donald Judd, John McCracken, Agnes Martin, Dan Flavin, and Robert Morris.
“Keep it simple; keep it REAL.” Jennifer Ritchie Payette
It has set on in 1945, after the II World War and lasts till today. The foundation for the contemporary art was prepared by the Dadaists, who perceived the artist as the creator of the idea. New trends were born, such as abstract expressionism (in Europe- informel), action painting, color field painting, pop-art, op art, conceptual painting, street art, calligraphic painting and others.
The most famous artist are: Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock, Roy Lichtenstein, Francis Bacon , Victor Vasarely.
In contemporary art there isn’t one aim or a point of view. It gives a heterogeneous and ambiguous glance at the contemporary world. Furthermore, there has always been a huge tendency to experiment and search for innovative language which would be consistent with the changing reality (photomontage, collage, manifesto, object, installation, happenings, video installation, performance). Sadly, today it seems that there are virtually no aesthetic or moral bounds in artistic expression.
“When I was making my debut as an artist. I felt that it was very important that I try to combine the background of my own culture, my people, and the country into the contemporary art world. So that’s how I came up with the term ‘superflat’.” Takashi Murakami
Firstly, realism in the arts is the effort to represent subject matter truly, without artificiality. Secondly, it has been prevalent in the arts at many periods. It is in large part a matter of technique and training, and the avoidance of stylization. Thirdly, realistic paintings are mostly scenes from the life of ordinary people, painted with a simplified means of expression, of peaceful palette and composition.
Finally, the realism art movement in painting began in France in the 1850s. The realism painters rejected Romanticism, which had come to dominate literature and art, with roots in the late 18th century.
The most important artist of realism came from France – Gustave Courbet, Jean-François Millet, Honoré Daumier.
“I cannot seem to break the gossamer veil that lies between realism and abstraction. And I am forced to search for meaning between the two states of consciousness.” John Cerlienco
Painting technique using acrylic paints, which have a similar characteristic to oil paints. Acrylic paintings are as durable as oil paints.
The most important practical difference between acrylic paints and oil paints is the drying time. Acrylic paints are ideal for painters using sharp and firm brush movements. Mixing acrylic is more difficult than mixing oils just because acrylics are starting to dry quickly. With oils you can mix colors for many days. Resulting in a variety of color variations on which acrylics will not give you enough time. This slow process of drying oil is one of the advantages for some painters. On the other hand, this lengthens the process of image formation.
Another advantage of acrylic is that there is no need for solvent to clean brushes. When dry, the paint layer is waterproof and can quickly overlap both hides and lacquers. Acrylic paint is durable, elastic, resistant to aging, does not turn yellow, does not crumble.
All these advantages contribute to the growing popularity of this painting medium among contemporary artists.
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