Pavel Rtue has been perfecting the abstraction of letters, a clear image line up and structural composition during his artistic path. Nevertheless, he remains hungry to find new extremes in color, style and shapes to complement and create balance within his work. His new series entitled Still Life 2 is presented at Kolly Gallery from May 17th to 22nd 2021.
In his 2020 Still Life series Pavel Rtue focused in particular on the very traditional way of representation in art – still life paintings. Last year’s paintings represented spaces of silence, pause and reflection, due to the global pandemic. The difficulty and sensitivity of the new situation with harsh restrictions has brought out a vulnerable side of life. In the artist’s perspective, this years is different: quieter, serene and adapted to the new circumstances. Rtue’s paintings therefore are bold and strong in color. He wants to portray lightness and balance, contrasting the diluted images of wilted flowers and bright spots that show the viewer the purity of colors and lines.