The geometric color field in entry #1 that I created as part of my entry to the ual Wrapping Paper competition has been on my mind.
I have been exploring the strictly normal line as a way to bisect the pictorial plane, and the use of overprinting as a way to “highlight” the interaction between the two divisions.
I was thinking about overprinting, and in particular overprinting the intersection… and how this could apply to other actors… a break from the bisection?
Dividing the pictorial plane, and concentrating on the intersections. Firstly, very minimal, just lines, implying two elements, and highlighting the interaction (and being minimal in a monochromatic manner). Secondly, by using color and overprinting.
The two elements are the same in both, but the result feels different. The overprinting is good and effective. But so is the minimal approach. I’m torn.
Also, at first glance it can been perceived to be a bit too Mondriaan. But, as I discussed in my Research Paper — Motivation in Abstract Art — even if things look similar the motivation of the artist has to be examined to truly understand it to realize that it is different and not the same.
Exploring the minimal method. Two elements. Each fixed at opposing corners, but “rendered” twice, each time using random lengths.
Another variation. Here the two elements have random size and position. Rendered twice with random variance to see how it looks.
A bit more nuance. The two elements are of random size and position, but aligned about the vertical division in the pictorial plane. There is no overprinting as the two do not touch, so any interaction is perceived.
Taking the previous idea a bit further, but here where the two meet the interaction is done using the strictly random motif.
An interesting exploration, and one that bounced off an idea — geometric color fields and overprinting — that isn’t my normal method. Iteration thorough some variants, and then melding with strictly random.
The overprinting method is something I have been exploring recently, but the minimal approach in these doodles is something I find fascinating.comments powered by Disqus