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About Chrissy Guest
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STATEMENT The juxtaposing of bold colours strongly affects our eye’s ability to correctly perceive the colour This is a phenomenon called simultaneous contrast For example, when a strong blue is placed next to a light yellow, the yellow becomes more intense In some instances, the colours will change completely This in turn, affects the colour vocabulary of the finished work. Colour vision is affected by after images and changing light.
My fascination with colour began with this notion many years ago. I was shown a green square, asked to stare at it for 30 seconds then look at a white wall. The after image of the green square became red, I was hooked on exploring the way the brain perceives colour.
Colour and shape can affect or indicate mood, bring on an emotion, or convey symbolism.
In Newtons Theory of colour, the effect of colour on the human mind was examined as early as 1810 and explained in Goethe's book Theory of Colours This dominated many artists work throughout history. It became the main influence of some major art movement such as the impressionist, pointillism, Fauvism, and abstract expressionism, to name but a few.
The science and theory I hold in my hands, helps in creation, although, this has become more instinctive than measured I will begin a painting with a single stroke of colour, and continue to layer the work until I feel the balance of colour and composition is correct. The painting will lead me into the creation of unique shapes which I am excited to introduce to the world I'm an artist on a continual journey, there can be no end. I learn from the past and continue to create the future
INFLUENCES Patrick Henry Bruce, Auguste Herbin The Park Avenue Cubist, The St Ives Group, the Impressionists, Kandinsky, the Fauves, Hilma Af Klint the science of colour And many, many, more. Paintings are signed on the reverse, and may be signed on the front by request A signed certificate of authenticity is included with each artwork *All paintings ©chrissyguest