Tragedy Ecstasy Doom
Mark Rothko was always a source of inspiration – exuded peace and tranquility- to me and at the other hand with some of his works, a piece of my heart always beats fast.
I know that his paintings would bring people to tears.
“I’m interested only in expressing basic human emotions—tragedy, ecstasy, doom, and so on,” he declared. “And the fact that a lot of people break down and cry when confronted with my pictures shows that I can communicate those basic human emotions. If you are moved only by their color relationships, then you miss the point.”
For him, art was a profound form of communication, and art making was a moral act.
That statement motivated me hard to do this new series of work. I categorized the whole body of work in these three basics emotions using colors that affect all these feelings trying to keep the shapes of my work basic and simple, expressing the tense of color that I have in mind that particular time. The structure of the combination is rough using big handmade chains that are always non perfect and I am very interested to show the gesture and the hand process even in that very common thing in the jewelry field like a chain. I am using acrylic pigments to paint the metal shapes, stroke above stroke and then I am finishing them with fire. The result is always unique and one of a kind.