All started with the black-chrome striped waves in the center of the canvases. Further, the artist portrays fragments of his visual repertoire, such as plants and vases. But by leaving out crucial elements of the organic objects, they result in the seemingly abstract fields, which consolidate the rather graphic wavy forms. The fragments of representational with the mood of abstract color fields are juxtaposed in every art work. The tension and interplay between the cold still life and the vibrancy of the transmitting mood and emotions, is underlined by his choice of structural composition, texture and color.
The first lines and spontaneous sketches are documented in the artist’s notebook to give him an initial direction and a vibe. In a second step he changes to canvas, on which he paints dynamically and progressively. Facing the canvas, spontaneity takes over and the compositions evolve, yet staying connected to the main theme of the series: the nature of the figurative in abstraction. The chrome color, typical of his biographical background of graffiti, as well as his characteristic feature of glitter, run through the entire series. The multiple layers resulting in the final art work increase the complexity of the viewers experience, allowing for an immersive discovery of the work.
Without noticing the viewer is dragged into the Cold Wave, gets lost in the composition and can detect new forms every day. With no beginning and no end – eventually a feeling of a cold surge, like a dive into the abyss of oneself overcomes.
Tania di Brita