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Newest Collection: MARF - Modern Art Relaxing Frames


09 December 2019


This week's new collection is MARF. This collection dials down the tension a bit, with works that, while interesting, are also fairly loose and laid-back. Starting off, Accepting Differential is at once fairly standard and yet unique in its form and color. The foreground is high on the left edge and low on the right, mixing colors between black, blue, and red. The wide dark strips in the background additionally contrast with the thin, tight lines in the foreground to emphasize the difference in their respective textures and colors. Next, Bright Spot on a Slate is a lighter take on an archetype seen before, a generally light work made to seem darker by the blindingly bright square in the middle. Is that the foreground? or is it a hole through which we can see the light background? The determination is left to the viewer. Aurora Material uses different textures of horizontal lines and vertical lines to differentiate its foreground and background. Whereas the vertical lines in the foreground are solid and strong, spearing up from the bottom of the image, the horizontal lines in the background are dotted, facilitating the digital texture that makdes up the center of that background. Like a real aurora, the aurora shape in this work is wavy and slanted. Too Much Framework is pink, but not romantic. It has curves, and both vertical and horizontal lines are to be found everywhere, overlapping in the background and the foreground alike. There are perhaps too many of them; trying to make a concrete structure out of the materials in this work would be difficult, because with every construction one would risk overwriting the foundation that already exists. But my personal favorite work this week is Shattered From an Edge, a work that speaks for itself in terms of its design. Striking, and radiating outwards both in contour and in color, this work, more than most, uses the medium itself to get its message across. Please enjoy!

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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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CUBISM


This work boasts a wholly unique compositional style compared to any other work in this gallery, which somehow manages to break from the motifs that its sister works are bound to follow. As is reflected by its name, Cubism alludes to a real artistic style and movement, doing so with just the type of color scheme to be the most effective in that endeavor.

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MEMORY HILL


This work is overtly positive, mainly through its choice of palette. And yet, it remains somber, also partly through its choice of palette, as well as in structure as the negative space in the foreground seems to gaze into the distance. It also serves as a good example of a work that shines in its simplicity.

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WARP


A fairly early work, Warp is one of the gallery's first instances of this sort of rough texture, and this texture still remains a rarity. A very abstract work, yet one with a definite measure of feeling behind it.

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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.