Ikebana - Still Life

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Ikebana - Still Life

Author Comments

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More abstract.

In the centre of this piece, I can see a particularly mischievous and perhaps evil face, grinning outwardly, as it descends on something in the centre. I struggle, as I am unfamiliar with the term Ikebana, so I'll just pretend that I know what I'm talking about and move onto something that I'm a little more competent on.

It appears that you've used different styles to apply the paint. It is almost as if you have stippled the white paint, which gives a radically different texture to the piece, while some of the blacks almost look glossy - perhaps if you had made them like that, it could have been a completely different looking piece altogether?

Acrylic onto canvas? I'd love to know the methods here and that what the comments box is for, since you didn't tag it as such. I'd also like to hear what inspired you into making these pieces, as it would certainly help with my interpretation of them.

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Hacsev responds:

Abstract art is very fluid method of visual creation that allows people to have different interpretations of a particular piece. This enriches my own perception of my own work. Ikebana is the equivalent of flower arrangement in Japan. This word is the germ for each piece in this series. You are very keen in your observation of my technique, as well. I do employ both texture and wash to convey some sense of three dimensionality on the flat canvas.


Is that batman?


As far as abstract art goes, I don't think you can ask for much more. This piece has a very complete feel to it. Regardless of what area I'm looking at, it's a total mindfuck. As far as the center of the piece, I see a small devil, and I'm sure most people will as well. The rest is very abstract and thought provoking as well as very pleasing to the eyes. The colors you used seem to be just about the perfect blend in just the right places.

Not much to really critique about it really. It's abstract beauty at its finest. Keep up the fantastic work.

Hacsev responds:

Thanks to you and to all the reviewers. I do believe in beauty in art. There has to be some sense of joy in every work I create and I like that it stimulates the imagination.

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Credits & Info

3.07 / 5.00

Nov 5, 2010 | 6:03 PM EDT
Fine Art
File Info
700 x 933 px
1.3 mb

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