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Newest Collection: BMMA7 - Bruised Monitors Modern Art 7


29 November 2021


This week's new collection is BMMA7. As with this collection's predecessors (1 2 3 4 5 6 7), every work in this collection originates not from cracks, but from bruises - dark or light spots that have been magnified and emphasized into the works you see here. These works span a variety of different styles, as well. Fox Ghosts is a vague, interpretive work with relatively little editing compared to its peers. The contrast in which its subject lives is easier to see when the work is viewed from further away. Portents takes the opposite approach, being aggressively bright and overpowering except for the few areas in which darkness is ominously preserved. These areas of darkness are tinted a sinister red, which clashes with the generally more pastel color scheme of most of the rest of the image. Bright Spot is vague and interpretive but easy to look at, and does a great job of making the darkness colorful without distracting from the work's overall composition. The particular style of shading is also particularly unique here. Caged Spirit? has possibly the most interesting texture of any work in this gallery - it genuinely looks like rough paint, or a some type of fabric. In addition, its composition is very literal, making it an easy work to view and contemplate. But my personal favorite work this week is Spirits from Hell, which is colorful, dark, and uses a particular textural style that leads the work to be both approachable and visceral, in addition to being generally abstract. Please enjoy!

MMAO >

GRADIENT IN STAGES


Gradient in Stages is a work that is unapologetically genuine in a way that almost no other work in this entire gallery can be, and which manages to be wholly unique in its compositional design. Very little of this work was manufactured after the fact - what you see is almost exactly what the monitor looked like before I took the photograph, and it remains, in my opinion, the most incredible monitor I have ever found.

MAES2 >

USB PORT


This is a fascinating work that uses a digital texture to portray a technical subject matter. The contrast of both vertical lines and the alternating-horizontal-checkerboard texture of the 'port' itself does a great job of giving a unique impression, and the image's overall color contour works together with its composition to give a good sense of directionality.

MAEE >

A MARVELOUS MESS


This looks less like a typical work of art in this gallery and more like a physical collage, with its spattering of different colors, textures, motifs, and contours. It emphasizes artistic exploration, pushing the boundaries and seeing what can be done.

RMA >

MEGA RIPPLE WAVE


Some sort of wave travels along, and as it reaches the center of this work it expands and reaches a sort of explosion, from which it departs in a marvelous array of colors. It is abstraction incarnate - what this picture really displays is impossible to understand, but it begs to be examined and reexamined, and admired for its beauty, its incomprehensibility. This work is the precursor to almost every other Ripple Wave work in this gallery, including the entire contents of RWMA and RWMA2.

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.