This is one in a group of works that centres around the use of colour and the creation of abstract forms. I am fascinated by the way colours interact with one another and set one another off. The centre of my enquiry is to bring colour and form into harmonious yet mysterious compositions that evoke a sort of landscape. These works are all enlargements of microcosms from the first painting (River Through the Built World), each one layered with more complexity and detail to evoke emotions and convey a sense of place without the use of recognizable subject matter. These paintings, though abstract, are not without intention. I carefully consider the placement of each colour and mark, and I work to create a sense of balance and harmony within each composition. My goal is to create works that are not only aesthetically pleasing, but also thought-provoking and emotionally resonant. They take us to imaginary places. Pink forms the open space. Pink is nurturing and playful and also conveys love and compassion, pink lies where we might see water or sky. The eyes rest in a place that is familiar but unrecognisable.
Mountain - Justine Wahlin
- 47 x 74 cm