The use of patterns and pattern-making objects in painting
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The object of my work is a combination of intellectual and emotional activity. With the intellectual part, I work with the most simplified Euclidian spatial format of grid character which, in my opinion, has carried man's scientific and investigative quest from Egyptian architectural accomplishments through the rest of history to the complexity of today's technology. The intellectual activity could be defined in some specific ideas; however, the emotional part of my art deals with intuitive color selection and construction of my particular forms from established symbolism. Pressing these issues into the grid form becomes a mysterious alchemy of my reaction to given information that I absorb from other informative media and through my personal experiences. The series of paintings in my thesis show is based on my research into the variety of patterns and pattern-making objects. These patterns are complex electronic communication equipment schemata interwoven with patterns underlying knitting, crocheting, or weaving. The colors are selected according to the theme of a painting and composed in a somewhat rational order of an established color theory. To a certain extent, I am trying to invent my own personal forms to show how I perceive the world around me. I am fascinated with the power of communication produced by radio and television which influence's the activities of our world in a positive or negative way. This seems to be a reason why I call these paintings 'Radio Series' and try to make them as complex and mysterious as the electronics and their influence that they have on our lives.