Gold on Black gallery>>>
"And God said ‘Let there be light’ and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness." Genesis 1:3.
Art isn’t made. It is revealed.
I have been trying to find a way in which the process of creating itself reveals what is hidden on subconscious level, answers essential questions about my existence.
What a revelation it was when I tried block printing on black paper for the first time.
The technique gives me that sharp line that might only be achieved by carving.
The process of leading a chisel reminds me of leading a sword.
I am cutting away everything that is excessive, and simplifying the subject down to a symbol, a character.
It is more like sculpting than drawing or painting:
Sculpture on paper.
Even though there is no tonal gradation, printing with bright gold-ish paint on black paper gives some form to the body. It is like shining light into dark void, bringing to life the creatures inside.