Color in abstraction of SYNESTHETIC GARDENS by Jan Astner
Physiology of perception color in abstraction
The physiology of the perception of a work is the subject of the studies in the SYNESTHETIC GARDEN series. As a color field painting painter, he believes that these large paintings should be viewed so that their surface surrounds the viewer. For this to happen, you have to get close to the painting. The artist’s aim is to optimally perceive the color tone and its luminosity. It is about the best “sense” of color in abstraction, and thus the mood of the picture. Astner builds an intimate closeness between the viewer and the concept contained in the picture. Jan Astnert wants viewers to feel the planned mood physically with their senses. Therefore, he uses „beautiful” and intense colors.
Jan simplified the painting technique. He paints large surfaces flat, even delicately. The thin layer of paint, however, is intense and juicy as it expresses sublimation and infinity. Unique color selection is unique. Among the colors used, we will not find obvious, simple, well-known colors. Quality of the color is also emphasized by unusual color combinations.
Astner’s color in abstraction has a life of its own. In this way, Jan wants to show infinity. He is looking for a medium to describe the persistence of certain states – a person’s striving for happiness. Not the state of happiness itself, but the search for it, which he considers a permanent process. He recognizes it as the goal of life.
Light and color
Light and color in abstractionIn order to enhance the intensity of the image reception, the artist places great emphasis on its lighting, changing the lighting depending on the color and saturation of the image. The brightest images are illuminated brightly. Dark images are left in partial shade. Delicate and diffused light colors evoke other sensations than bright ones. The pictures shine with their own light.
Color in abstraction is for Astner of exceptional importance. This is also the first impression of the contact with his works of the SYNESTHETIC GARDEN series shows that. Jan Astner uses large patches of color. Color is the most important element of the SYNESTHETIC GARDEN series. The artist uses color in abstraction to convey its emotional impact. The artist using color field painting aims to create the illusion of large, unlimited spaces.
Another aspect of Jan Astner’s work is the abstraction of color. For this, he uses metallic paints, glossy varnish and paints based on fluorescent pigments. In this way, he sort of programs color in abstraction. This creates a strong emotional effect.