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Light Chasing!

ARTIST STATEMENT

Light Chasing! is an exhibition in which I have explored the notions of the spiritual and its relationship to light. Wassily Kandinsky's book Concerning the Spiritual in Art sparked my interest to investigate the connections between painting and the spiritual. Being greatly influenced by the theories of the sublime these works are a response and interpretation of how light and its effect on our surroundings, can evoke a spiritual experience.Oils have a luminous quality that I employ to create in my works a type of atmosphere and mood that hopefully draws the viewer’s eye into the painting – a quality I find in other artists works such as Rick Amor, Louise Hearman and Caspar David Friedrich, Edward Hopper and JMW Turner.I can never go past a Rembrandt without stopping to look into the darks and lights. I am intrigued by the ability of light to distort objects and illuminate shadows, creating interesting forms and colours. These distortions can affect how we see our world and challenge our perceptions of it, a characteristic that is a part of my thoughts throughout the whole process of creating my paintings.s.

First row left to right: Untitled #107, Untitled #207, Untitled #307,oil on canvas 12”x12” (all sold)Second row left to right: Untitled #407, Untitled #507, Untitled #607,oil on canvas 12”x12” (all sold)

Untitled #408, oil on canvas, 60”x40” (lost)

Untitled #208, oil on canvas, 60”x40” ($1600)

Untitled #108, oil on canvas, 60”x40” (sold)

Untitled #1108, oil on canvas, 60”x40” ($1600)

Untitled #608, oil on canvas, 60”x40” (sold)

Untitled #508, oil on canvas, 60”x40” (sold)

Left to right: Untitled #808, Untitled #908, Untitled #1008,oil on canvas 12”x16” (all sold)



ILONA JETMAR - ARTIST