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Newest Collection: REMA - Relaxing Enigma Modern Art


15 April 2019


This week's new collection is REMA. This collection emphasizes works that are both abstract and calm or contemplative. Starting off, Perfectly Relaxing Day is a fantastic example of a work with a perfect color gradient to fit the mood it's trying to evoke. The negative space and pools of dark blue help establish the setting, with the bright white contrast behind the blackness assisting with providing depth and contours. Look Upon a Configuration also uses its colors in an interesting way, though its palette is entirely opposite and its style is much different. Instead of a smooth gradient, the bulk of this work uses different styles of shading and dithering to evoke contours with its various colors. The rougher shading and color transitions towards the top of the work are distracted from somewhat by the horizontal lines, an intentional effect. Subtle Subterranean Party is an archetypical work, following design patterns as old as the very first collection on this website. That said, it executes them competently, emphasizing contour and subtle differences in color rather than an interesting palette or gradient. A Spirit's Delicate Touch is arguably the most active work in this collection, but even then the figure portrayed is contemplative and...well, delicate. The entire palette of the work is very cohesive, and the work is overall very centered horizontally. Finally of note, my personal favorite work this week is Ephemereal Spiral, a work with interesting uses of color that uses a novel compositional technique - treating a woven yellow foreground almost like a thin layer of sand and drawing in it. At the same time, the work's various different, clearly-defined areas give the feeling that there's a difference between "inside" and "outside", that needs to be accounted for. Please enjoy!

VMA >

SAPPHIRIC MAGESTY


This is a good example of a work with a cohesive texture that allows it to utilize complimentary colors in close proximity to each other. Incorporating the whole trinity of red, blue, and yellow, and using a combination of vertical and horizontal lines (and the absence thereof) to define the depth of various parts of the image, make this an excellent composition.

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WET WINDOW


This work, though not at all new, is notable for being completely unique among all the other works in this gallery in its texture. While most works have more defined changes in color, or more digital feels, the rounded, almost blurred and genuinely watery-looking contours, color changes, and light refractions make this work truly one-of-a-kind.

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CASUAL BUSINESS


This work exemplifies elegant simplicity with both its design and its color scheme. The interesting texture in the blue background of the work simply complements the consistent tone and texture of the reddish foreground, with the contours of the image just suggesting the shape of a suit jacket without being too overt.

IMA >

WITCH'S SPELL


This is a simple work that focuses on design with a nice, fairly uncommon background color that complements the design well. The work's vertical lines help to emphasize the power of the spell being performed.

PMAS >

SHIELDED SEAVIEW


Shielded Seaview is a work so elegant in its simplicity yet so well accomplishing what it means to do, all with a unique and soothing violet color scheme, that it bears profound respect. The gradient from light to dark is very gradual, and is placed perfectly on a flat border to delimit the sky from the water reflecting it, in one of the best compositions of any work in this gallery.