Bartos Saro – Syncope

Syncope, in music, is a kind of metro-rhythmic disorder in the course of the song, used as a stylistic measure; a rhythmic phenomenon consisting in the extension of the rhythmic value. 

Bartos Saro uses a technique taken from the world of music to create synesthetic landscapes. The plasticity of his work is enhanced by his unique painting technique. The texture of the painting is vivid, tangible, almost touchable and very sensual, created by covering the painting surface with sand. The accents in the picture are made by use of metallic pigments.

His work focuses on the structure of materials, he prefers to work in various media. By clearly presenting weight and movement, Bartos loves to create tension, dramatic, syncoped movement, for he believes that there is spirit in matter – shapes and forms can reflect basic emotional experiences.

Thick layers of raw, often cracked texture are strengthened and gain unique beauty thanks to the additional drawing and lightly applied colors. One of his preferred materials is sand mixed with acrylic binder.