Chroma Sphere

The ‘Chroma Sphere’, series explores optical space through the push & pull of the picture plane. Organic and circular forms are juxtaposed next to clean painted edges and oil blends. Spatial horizons, systems of illusory space and tromp l’oeil are investigated through oil blends and sprayed veils of paint. These works explore colour Phenomena, light, and form. In Chroma Sphere I continue to explore conventions of illusory spatial horizons and how this can be revisited. I am interested in framing conventions and compositional devices which transports the viewer into distant horizons, The use of the tondi circular support is a form that has no beginning or end therefore the viewer can never fully complete the painting. From the Renaissance Tondo onwards, the geometry and signification of the circular form has become a universal symbol with extensive meaning. It represents the notions of totality, wholeness, the window on the world, perfection, the self, infinite timelessness, and cyclical movement. Within a contemporary context, abstract modernist such as Sonia Delaunay, Laszlo Moholy- Nagy, Wassily Kandinsky have all helped to inform these spatial compositional and decisions.