GOLDEN THOUGHTS
The Poetic Landscape (Enforced Remembrance)
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Golden Thoughts is a subtle and cerebral series capturing the tension created by overlapping and interacting areas of flat, amorphous color that emphisize the flatness of the composition. It is precisely this tension that allows the viewers to serve as the hunter (of the artist's intentions) and the hunt (prey to the multidimentional interpretation of the image as a "field" of vision without a central focus). In Ragnar Kjartasson's words , "The artwork becomes the stage upon which the ancient instinct of the hunter-gatherer takes over!". Colors, textures, surfaces, and memories grab your brain, your heart, your all in such a way that deep thinking and reflection on cultural stems from these images that offer a genuine aesthetic experience.


While I have a particularly strong appreciation of many contemporary artists such as Julie Mehretu, Sheila Hicks, William Kentridge, Gunther Forg, Albert Oehlen, Cecily Brown and Adrian Ghenie, in my own art journey I am often looking for something different from them. I am referring to my understanding of the importance of balancing nuanced coloring (Henry Matisse) and strong materiality (Jay DeFeo). I am also referring to the fact that the majority of my images operate within a closed system referring to a “world of infinite durability” much to the tune of Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin and become a venue for the outer world to meet the inner world (Edward Hopper) in order to get to a place where all parts are equally artificial and thus equally open to the slightest breath of poetic association (Joseph Cornell). In other words, if my task as an artist is not to capture emotional truth and create beauty, what is the point of being an artist?
  • Visual Influences

Color Painting - In Color Field paintings, the artist’s personality is less visible in order for the work to become an arena in which the viewers can experience their own revelations.

Meamorphism - A ground breaking new art movement developed by internationally known artist Ali Meamar in collaboration with Sony Corporation. This art movement combines traditional “fine art” making with the newest digital media technologies. Each piece allows the viewer to see infinite variations of the artwork.