Size: 45 H x 45 W x 2,5 [cm] / 17,7 H x 17,7 W x 1 [in] Year: 2019
‘Focus’ is a new painting by Ania Luk. An original, sensual composition, abstract figurative art, maintained in the current style, which combines cubism, abstraction and realism. It presents a close-up of a woman. Warm, subdued colors create a sensual and elegant image in the form.
As an internationally acclaimed surrealist artist René Magritte once said :
“Art evokes the mystery without which the world would not exist.”
Painted on linen canvas with a slightly visible texture, own technique with the use of acrylic paints. There is no need to embed in a decorative frame, because the edges are linen, not covered with any color.
The ‘Focus’ painting was painted by the painter after the Academy of Fine Arts – Ania Luk. Signed at the front and back, with a certificate of authenticity, protected by a varnish in half-matte. This image fits perfectly with modern interiors. A good size to hang several pictures in a small space and get an attractive design. The leading colors – beetroot, orange, platinum, gold and bronze.
The first painting from the series “Focus”.
“You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.”
The Shanghai International Art Fair 2020, international exhibition of contemporary art, China November 19-22, catalog page no 18
Focus together with other paintings from this series can be viewed in the London’s Brunswick Art Gallery.
April – December 2019 – Broadway Luxury Gallery (the UK).
Cubism is an early 20th century avant-garde art movement that revolutionized European painting and sculpture. In addition, some people say that it’s the most influential art movement of the 20th century.
Noteworthy in cubist artworks, objects are rather analyzed, broken up and reassembled in an abstracted form. Instead of depicting objects from a single viewpoint, the artist depicts the subject from a multitude of viewpoints to represent the subject in a greater context. The most famous painters associated with the cubism movement are especially Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso.
“Maybe Cubism started this way. Memory re-arranging a face.” Mary Rakow
Most of all abstract art creates a composition which may exist with a degree of independence from visual references in the world. It was caused by the need of creation a new kind of art which would encompass the fundamental changes taking place in technology, science and philosophy going through the end of the 19th.
Finally abstraction indicates a departure from reality in depiction of imagery in art. Furthermore this departure from accurate representation can be slight, partial, or complete.
The precursors of abstractionism were: Wassily Kandinsky, Edward Munch.
“I’m not an abstract artist; I leave that to others. To me, abstract art ended with Kazimir Malevich’s ‘Black Square.’ To continue it is senseless.” Jonas Mekas
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.
Note: Using images of Ania Luk’s paintings can only be done with the written agreement of the artist.