“CURVES a.k.a.: Beauty is when you don’t remember the details, but you can’t forget the feeling” was part of the exhibit Truth, Beauty and Change during AUG 2015 at the Strand Theater, Boston, MA (U.S.A.).
CURVES(2015) a.k.a.: Beauty is when you don’t remember the details, but you can’t forget the feeling
42” x 29” x 32” x 34” acrylic and tempera on 10 oz cotton duck canvas, mounted on custom frame.
Curves, harmonious curves are the building blocks of aesthetic; from the edges of a river bed, to guitars, to the human body . . . curves guide our eyes to massage the edges of the shapes that we experience, and curves render those experiences as pleasant and pleasing. Curves experiment with our senses.
It’s not science, and it’s more than Art: it’s Alchemy and the randomness of the pure order intertwined into simplicity. Harmonious curves guide the delicate sounds that precede the tension of a symphony before its apex release. Harmonious curves taste like a glass of ice cold water in the middle of a summer heatwave: simple yet quenching!
This piece is the abstraction of the curves of the female body laying on her side as seen from behind. The curves play with the elongated proportions of her torso framed within the squareness of the canvas. The colors try to balance the tones of passion and peace, harmony within harmony.
There’s no anchor point in the composition; the entire piece is meant to be experienced as-is. I invite the viewer to alternate their vision between looking at it first with blurred and out of focus sight to experience the colors; and then to concentrate on the black lines (the curves) and see the human body within; thus shifting between abstraction and reality, a dream-like experience.
Or just take it viscerally and get lost in the spaces between the lines.
Beauty is when you don’t remember the details, but you can’t forget the feeling.
P.S.: The Eiffel Tower has Curves!