U-YOU TURN. 2021. Oil on canvas. 100x140cm
Jun 1, 2021
U-You Turn. 2021. Oil on canvas. 100x140cm
U-You Turn. 2021. Oil on canvas. 100x140cm

The U in the title references the inverted bright yellow central shape outlined by its complementary. Here, it is a device which underscores the abstract qualities of this work. Swathes of colour are outlined by bright broad marks which continue the relationship between abstraction and figuration. As the early stages (in the previous blog entry) of the painting make manifest, drawing was the primary concern initially. With time, different demands necessitated a sort of ‘U-Turn’ or change of mind, forcing me (the titular You) to adapt the original plan, replacing thin line with thick painterly marks.


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Francine Scialom Greenblatt