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Newest Collection: SOMA - Structured Oversight Modern Art


19 April 2021


This week's new collection is SOMA. This collection deals with the dual themes of structure and of oversight. Starting off, The Normal In Engraving is an abstract, stylized work that takes what might otherwise be a typical work and transcribes it onto a rough sheet of what feels like hempen paper. The original survives only as lines on the page, turning into a story and gaining new, different potential from what it might have been. Confident but Inactive speaks through its subject's body language. Limbs splayed out widely, not pulled taut but rather relaxed and curved leisurely, the figure looks out off-frame, past the blue background. It seems to be considering its design, sure of its authority despite currently exercising none of it. Round Out and Smooth Over is a beautiful shade of purple, which is the most noteworthy thing about it. Its composition is overall abstract, its title coming from the contrast between its foreground's curves and contours and its background's stable, soft texture. Gradually Expanding Order is one of the deepest works in this collection, though it is as abstract as its peers. The vertical bars and lines, tinged with pink and violet, pushes forth to cover the deep, empty blue background. This expansion seems to be directed by a figure in the top right, which points outwards in the direction that this wave moves. And finally of note, Indecision is a beautiful orange hue, and simple in composition. A flowery subject is situated at the top of the image, looking down off of its pedestal at two sides. One is wide and bright, but the other has some hidden variety, the same orange color giving way to a deep, intense, powdery red. The grayness of the central area alludes to the difficulty of the decision for the subject. Please enjoy!

MAPE >

UNIVERSAL REBIRTH


This is a fantastic work with a vey unique composition and a fascinating use of negative space and color to portray what looks like a window into a new, fantastic universe. It was taken at the same scale as most of the pixel art in this gallery, and yet does not look like pixel art at all - the work's brightness and outward motion, and blotchy shading, make it completely individual.

SPMA >

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.

IPMA >

ROLLING SUNSET BREEZE


A calming work, representative of an entire class of the works in this gallery. The sunset motif is heavily visible in the background's orange-red color scheme, with the setting sun reflected in the lighter areas of the background. The feeling rolls across the smooth yet turbulent foreground from light into shadow, representing the shift from day into night.

MMMA >

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.

PPMA3 >

RENDING APOCALYPSE


This is one of this gallery's premier examples of stellar coloring, texturing, shading, and overall composition. The rough digital texture in the background allows for a uniquely graded style of gradient that the color choices only enhance; this shading style is used to give both an impression of depth and to imply how things are falling apart; especially when it transitions into a dithering fade as deep blackness consumes the area around it. The work's foreground is no less intense and detailed, its sharp and visceral shapes serving as a symbol of determination and resistance - those things hanging on in the midst of the calamity. There is a lot of potential symbolism to be found in this work.