A search for balance

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Arden Nelson Taylor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Peter Agostini

Abstract: Balance is my search, in drawing, in painting, in sculpture. Space exists - the question is how to break it. Objects intrude into space. Every intrusion of an object demands its own controlled search. The drawings are basically studies of objects existing in space and of the transitions between object and space. They are exercises measuring points in space in relation to the point(s) of the eye(s). In defining an object, it is important to remember that it exists not only from side to side but also from front to back. Since space is all encompassing and since the fracturing of light is due to object intrusion, I am searching for the balance between the space pushing in and the object pushing out. For me, all art is a search. Each medium classifies something else. The paintings involve the use of color, light, and composition to create an illusion of space and form. 1-fcr use of color includes the observation that each object reflects its own colors into the adjoining objects or spaces. My palette is composed primarily of greens, oranges, blues, yellows, violets, black, and white. The watercolors are intended to be studies to prepare me for painting with oils. I feel there is a certain sense of brushwork and color in the watercolors which is lacking in the oils.

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Language: English
Date: 1970

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