Chantie Rony – Landscapes – Artist Portfolio Magazine
Extreme beauty is usually silent. Through the medium of painting, I try to convey the mute melody running through local landscapes from our everyday lives and reveal a duality — the melancholy and the impermanence that lie behind the glamour and tranquility of the natural world. I employ atmospheric color, dynamic markings and liberating materials to create the painting that bridge the divide between representation and abstraction, to portray the lyric quality of nature.
The concepts of my work are influenced by the philosophy of Taoism that calls for respect of the natural, pursuing freehand vitalities and spiritual likenesses. Also through my paintings, I carry forward human spirit converted into nature’s transcendental state.
My work visually tracks my emotions and sensations during the moments when I paint. I am interested in how tragic beauty, rich symbolism and the depths of the human psyche are infused into the landscape.
I explore the amazing potential and possibilities of my medium. I response material quality and encourage the fluid paints to create accidental forms, constructing a microscopic world or building texture that gives a view beyond the surface of the natural world into an imaginary one.
The playful and unpredictable process of making is full of adventure and miracles. It demands more experience, courage and quick determination from the painter. The process appears to replicate the forces of nature at work in the environment. Sometimes the material flowing on the surface of a painting is like a hurricane, flood or volcanic explosion sweeping the ground… In my work, imagery produced in a way that is under control or losing control, is representational or juxtaposed with the abstract. In this way, the process of creating my landscape paintings mimics a landscape that is produced by both the contributions of humans and the superlative craftsmanship of nature.