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canvas/acrylic, 70x90 cm, august 2016

Laurian Onofrei March 31, 2017
The Universe, the Earth, the Life: all these concepts and more other have the concentric shape of a wheel set in motion from minus infinity and coming, at one time, to a stand at an unpredictable plus infinity.
In everything that surrounds us, we can meet all sort of things created in complete harmony or in total contradiction with each other. Light and darkness, ugly and beautiful, good and bad are antagonistic notions.
So, what’s the point of the dot among all these? What is a dot?
Theoretically, of all geometrical forms, the point (the dot) is the only element without a metric size. It has no size and yet it can be seen. Geometry has its trickery!
In the light of this complicated landscape of philosophical concepts and mathematical definitions, Dariya gives her own interpretation on the concept of the dot – in her own abstract and conceptual artistic manner.
Unlike mathematicians and philosophers, Dariya’s dot has got very concrete dimensions and well-defined chromatic hall-mark.
Dariya combines images and abstract notions into a concrete artwork, if it is to think that the background of the painting reveals various forms. Forms that, in their turn, are made from a myriad of adjacent dots, defined in point of number. So, we can see very clearly dots set in the background. Therefore … dOts.
This artwork was created under the impression after visiting the exhibition of Mary Heilmann “Looking at Pictures” which took place on 08 Jun – 21 August 2016 at Whitechapel Gallery, London E1 7QX.
http://str8home.com/2017/03/31/dariya-afanaseva-dots/

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acrylic

dOts (2016)

$3,351.90

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Dariya Afanaseva

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