Inner Space by Dennis Arnold

Inner Space by Dennis Arnold

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Size: 30 x 30 cm

Medium: Oil on canvas

This work is an example of a genre that has always appealed to me, namely geometric abstraction. Clearly, I am a lover of the art of Piet Mondrian and the De Stijl group of the early 20th century. As a radical relief from subtle colour and tone changes in representational landscapes, I take pleasure in straight lines, 2-dimensional forms, no shading, and blocks of strong hues. I also like to play with lines that may arouse impressions of 3-d space, when no depth actually exists. I have based most of the positioning and aspect ratios of the rectangles in this small painting on the Golden Section. As it is only 30 x 30 cm, it would not suit a large wall space, but rather an intimate corner in a study, for example, where the viewer can regard it in peace and contemplation, letting the eyes roam through the geometric possibilities and enjoy the restful colours.