2014 Cover Art Exhibition – MyArtContest.com
Arup Lodh – Kolkata, India
Yolaine B. Vincent – Montreal, Canada
LeRone Wilson – New York, NY
My Work represents a medley of different textures that stimulate the senses, making the art not just a thing of beauty to be admired from a distance, but something we can feel connected to through the expression of touch. It’s a way of revealing an image without actually being able to control it, letting it come about itself.
I broke down the element of encaustics with lines and the and the streamlines of simplicity to encourage a sense of openness. In this way, it becomes fluid and free flowing. The patterns and textures formed by the wax embody a sense of times and continuity.
This series consists of eight metallic colors varying in shapes with 1 to 4 inches of wax built up on the surface. The work represents sculptural forms of molten metal that could be forged or welded. Varying in shapes and textures, each piece creates an impression that resembles visual aspects of metal objects that could be rusted metal, polished bronze, delicate sheets of brass, or slabs of welded steel and aluminum. Their elegant abstract details invoke minimalist historical references that are surprisingly compelling. The results are unrecognizable surfaces that encourage kind of curiosity as to their function as paintings.
Minimalism can be defined as the perfection that an artifact achieves when it is no longer possible to improve it by subtraction. This is the quality I want to achieve with the texture of the encaustic. Every component, every detail and every function has been reduced or condensed to the essential. The simplicity of my work explores the possibility of working creatively without disrupting the purity of the material.