For the exhibition LandEscape SupaKitch was aspired to capture the seemingly coincidental states, conditions and circumstances of nature in the Southwest of France. The artist is inspired to grasp the various movements, shapes and testimony of the elements, such as the shape of water created by the swell incorporating the drawing of its reflections created by the sun or the various shapes of the sand created by the wind. For SupaKitch the strata and ribs of the rock are the true testimonies of time.
Regarding the formal aesthetics of the series an abstract landscape is suggested to the viewer. The spatial references are only slight, but the moods inherent in the paintings are all the stronger. A planar synergy of attuned colors creates abstract yet organic landscapes. The detailed gold leaf adornments suggest an atmosphere of the warm sunlight, either of a sunrise or sunset on the ocean shore. In SupaKitch’s unique artworks an additional dimension of interplay between surface and depth is created, due to his particular approach and choice of material, such as the fiberglass and resin layering. The artist gently and sensitively translates his memories and impressions of the French coastlines to the paintings, incorporating layers of dyed resin, acrylic paint as well as gold leaf. Fine yet striking linear and calligraphic structures belong to the filigree visual language of the artist. Whether as sun rays, decorative leaf elements or in the form of mystical calligraphy, they refine his works of art in any way.
The compositions are harmoniously rounded off with a personal and emotional note, felt in the moment of surfing, while looking back at the landscapes of the Southwestern French coast which transmute in the different intensities of sunlight.
Tania Di Brita