My aim for these paintings was to define an ideal balance between geometric forms and freestyle lines. I was inspired by urban surroundings where skyscrapers contrast with the natural world; in nature, we can find perfect chaos, and in the urban environment, a chaotic perfection.

My chosen palette for these works is based on nature’s palette: blue, red and yellow; I also incorporated white (daylight) and black (darkness).!

 

This project explores intense, vivid colours, bold forms and brushstrokes. I use contrast, combine various tones and colours and work with varying transparency of layers to create texture and a three-dimensional feel.

 

I begin each work by underpinning it with a layer of black markings spontaneously applied to contrast with the white of the canvas. Next, I work with this base layer and analyze the existing forms to guide my composition and develop a plan for each work.

Painting for me is a sort of liberation, a play between my emotions and canvas. The work produced reflects the impressions I generate through the interaction of my interiority with the outside world. I am thoroughly interested in how we, as humans, see our world. I believe in two realities: the actuality of things and how we perceive or imagine those things. Through my paintings, I wish to convey my personal sense of the reality, a movement of energy rather than a representation of what is tacitly present.

-Irrena

 

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