Pure and absent light: creation by default

This gallery focuses on what has been created within an artwork based on the use of pure light, and lack there of.  Rather than dependence on geometric shapes, negative space is utilized to draw the viewers eyes to focus on the narrative of the art.This gallery focuses on what has been created within an artwork based on the use of pure light, and lack there of.  Rather than dependence on geometric shapes, contrast is utilized to draw the viewers eyes to focus on the narrative of the art.

Dalbit-Moonshine (2010) is a charcoal on canvas work. It uses the negative void of lack of light (black) to produce shapes and values relevant to objects under moonlight. The negative space within the rock's crevice's take angular shape of wall formation. The pure light centered in the water gives movement to a "rushing" energy.
Swamp (No. 2) represent a woman, bent over, hair messy hanging toward the ground. Brent Harris is known for incorporating body images into his swamp series. The purpose is to force the viewer to feel the twist and torque of all things living in the swamp which "transform" over time to be odd stretches of lifeforms as well as the imagination.
Fire by night is a prime example of sub-genre landscape painting. Egbert van der Poel uses fire and the void of light to create contrast between a scene and the darkness' cloak it is encased in. At first, detail can be somewhat invisible, requiring the eyes to adjust. After time, the viewer can see expressions of the characters in the painting after allowing the mind to relax and see detail rather than darkness.
13 Attempts to Become a Rooster - 7 represents the lifelessness and feeling of emptiness of a human during a radical change. Many had hope after WWI that change was on the horizon but that idealism quickly deflated as the following WWII began to take form. Lettl uses pure light and lack of light to accomplish a feeling of bleakness. The negative space is transferred to the wall as a gaping shadow, giving strength to the decrepit figure that forces the viewer to look closer, only to find more devastation in the rooster's representation.
January Full Moon depicts a common barn painted by many other artists in Woodstock, New York. After a simple internet search, the simple town seems inviting and warm, a forest adventure with fire circles and simplicity. Ault, however, uses a very large lack of light to create an arch of a sharp roof covered in snow, and adds soft shadows to the snow. The concept has transformed an inviting structure to become dark and spooky. It is believed that he struggles with depression, which is represented in this altered reality. The use of pure light only further intensifies what cannot be seen, which is that which lies in the barn.
Young Abe Lincoln is an oil painting on canvas. The author is unknown, therefore the date of completion is estimated between 1880-1930. The painting is very dark, and the shadows that emerge from the background creep through the walls, giving texture and form to the wall behind the subject. The highlights and some areas of the face containing pure light suggest that a fire may be lit to his back.
Spring in a Narrow Gorge is an oil on canvas painting of German culture. Small slits of pure light create slim tree trucks; it splits onto the rocks below, giving them angular structure as steps. The shadows of the rock frame the light and create depth a final point within the painting. This artists paintings were typically more symbolic, representing life's path, or perhaps the short and impermanent life we live.
A Certain Glance is an oil on canvas painting. Jeong's work, even though contrasting in light and dark like artists before her, is considered unique because between the two, there is a void that allows the unknown to be explored. The pure light radiating from the realistic room on the left gives way to a smooth floor that dissolves into the center of the painting. The window on the right allows for primary and secondary colors to splash onto the wall, creating geometric shapes the mind perceives as a window, even thought the shadow is a T frame and the actual window itself is a two panel frame. This create winder with light, a balance of the unknown vs. the known, a balance of invisible vs. the visible.
Meeting at the Staircase is a water colour on paper, unframed. Tagore was an untrained artist who utilized cubic forms to create shapes and depth within the space. The void of light provides an element of mystery, showcasing ascending stairs to a private conversation between two patrons. The images hide just inside the walls' negative space, leading the eye to the pure light in front of them, furthering the unknown of the situation.
Dalbit-Moonshine (2010) is another charcoal on canvas work. It uses the negative void of lack of light (black) to produce shapes and values relevant to objects under moonlight. The negative space within the tree's background and the wood bark breaks provide depth to the surface of the tree. Repetition and pattern form lines to represent growth lines within the organic composition.
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