Size: 100 H x 80 W x 2,5 [cm] / 39,4 H x 31,5 W x 1 [in] Year: 2018
Vibrant is the first one-off painting from the new series dedicated to women being full of positive energy and life. It is a new painting painted on canvas with own technique using acrylic paints. An emotional, energizing and unique creation that is an original translation of cubism from a female perspective. It presents a charming African American woman sailing on a windsurfing board. The main character of the painting is undoubtedly a lover of the sea, sun and waves. An extraordinary composition and way of presenting the figure of a woman and the environment in which she is located. Optimistic colors and tone play to get an image joyful in reception while maintaining the aesthetic form. An expressive, mysterious but positively impressed expression, as Jackson Pollock once said – an American painter, representative of abstract expressionism:
“I want to express my feelings, not illustrate them.” (Jackson Pollock)”
There is a skillfully chosen color scheme and tone game to create a sensual image with a tasteful and cheerful form. An expressive, mysterious but positively tuning message.
This high-quality acrylic painting was painted on a linen canvas with a slightly visible texture, without having to be embedded in a decorative frame, because the edges are linen, not covered with any color. Ready to hang, with a hook on the back.
The painting Vibrant was painted by the painter graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts – Ania Luk. Signed at the front and back, with a certificate of authenticity, protected by a varnish in gloss. This image fits perfectly with modern interiors. The leading colors – turquoise, brown, orange, yellow.
“We can not yet know what will be the next step. For some time Ania Luk borrows from Euclidean geometry to contextualize her characters. By performing “Vibrant 1”, the Polish artist freezes his character on a surface reminiscent of a cadastre. With this remarkable difference compared to a land map, that the approach of the author, graduate of the “Warsaw academy of fine arts” is devilishly liberated, aestheticizing. A highly studied mixture of colors, cleverly distributed abstraction and accentuated realism, gives his works a charm that holds the eye.” Les Soirées de Paris, September 2018
This is the artwork I painted for the longest time ever. Completed in May 2018. In January 2020, it become part of a private collection in Zurich together with Pattern 3 and The 1st day of summer.
This series is vivid and bright like “Life is a sea of vibrant color. Jump in”, yet with a touch of nostalgia.
“Color is life!”
The painting took part in exhibitions of contemporary art, organized by the US Daylighted Gallery: New York – William Vale, Park Central – Color is life! A Chromatic art collection mesmerizing the minds with abstract paintings and portraits by contemporary artists. Los Angeles – Re-making the portraits. An intriguing collection of collages and paintings using different techniques creating beautiful figurative compositions.
The painting took part in a contemporary art exhibition organized by the UK gallery Broadway Luxury. International exhibition curated by Cosimo Strazzeri – Kromatika 2019 – Italy, May 2019.
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.
“The goal I proposed myself in making cubism? To paint and nothing more… with a method linked only to my thought… Neither the good nor the true; neither the useful nor the useless.” Pablo Picasso
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.
“Abstract art should be enjoyed just as music is enjoyed – after a while you may like it or you may not.” Jackson Pollock
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.
“Painting today is pure intuition and luck and taking advantage of what happens when you splash the stuff down.” Francis Bacon
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.
“It takes years for representational artists to develop their skills in mimicking the objects before their eyes.” Kenn Backhaus
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 can be seen as an advantage for some technicians. On the other hand, this lengthens the process of image formation.
Another advantage of acrylic is that it can be rinsed with water during work, no 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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