REK continues his ongoing study of the hypnotic magnolia flower in large scale, bold abstract work which take on a graffiti style of medium application using a huge 8 inch brush and iridescent gold and prussian blue acrylic pens on gallery quality stretched canvas.
The artist's gregarious nature is embodied in this recent work. The liquified paint trails emulate rain drops and bring movement to the piece which celebrates spring time and the hopeful dawning of a new chapter post covid lockdowns in Australia.
The citrus scent and beautiful cream blooms of this tree last only a day or two, making their achingly beautiful and structural blossoms even more captivating as a result of their temporary nature - REK explores the briefness of beauty. The artist collects these blooms from trees adjoining his studio, over the course of the art works creation, they open and close constantly causing the fluid change of the painting as it progresses.
The fluidity of the flowers ever changing nature is captured by the outlines which are worked over the top of earlier layers capturing the movements as they occur. The yellow, white and gold flowers are contrasted beautifully against vivid blues, greens and soft pink tones.
* Artwork shown with frame as indicative only example.
MAGNOLIA #9 (LES GRAFFITIS EN BLEU)
100 Cms Wide X 1100 Cms Height - (4 Cm depth)
Synthetic Polymer Paint & Mixed Media On Canvas