Bartos Saro – SYNCOPE in Abstract Landscape

What is Haute Pâte (Matter Painting)?

The term Haute Pâte (Matter Painting) generally refers to a painting technique in which the artist uses thick layers of impasto mixed with other materials. The component of such a price can be sand, chips, cement and others. The intention of the Haute Pâte artists is to emphasize the nature of the material and its structures. Saro uses it in his abstract landscapes.

Abstract landscape by Bartos Saro

Bartos' abstract landscape focus on the unique structure of materials. By using them, he closes the movement and dynamics of forms in his paintings. Bartos loves to create tension and drama because he believes there is spirit in matter – shapes and forms can reflect basic emotional experiences. The colors in each painting create a closed range, a unique combination discovered by the artist. These chords are the basis of a color composition that does not seem complicated at first, but is always unique. Color tones used on one canvas are joyful, on another they have a note of sadness, sometimes they are nostalgic, often just happy.

Music in the painting

Syncope in music is a kind of metro-rhythmic disturbance. It is a stylistic measure, a rhythmic phenomenon prolonging the rhythmic value. Bartos Saro uses a concept taken from the world of music to create synesthetic  abstract landscapes. The accents in the painting are made with the use of metallic pigments and refer to the changes in the rhythm of syncope.

Additionally, the plasticity of the abstract landscape is enhanced by the unique technique used by Bartos. The texture of his paintings is vivid and very sensual, created by covering the painting canvas with sand. Thick layers of raw, fleshy texture gain unique beauty thanks to the additional drawing and subtly applied colors. The sand mixed with acrylic binder produces a matte effect in contrast to flat metallic surfaces. This arrhythmia of images, contrasts of surface and color allude to music.