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Newest Collection: WSMA - Wide Screen Modern Art


20 January 2020


This week's new collection is WSMA. These works all share a similar set of sources - extra-wide-screen monitors that were cracked. As a result, none of these works share the traditional aspect ratio for most works of Modern Art; thankfully, this website has been designed with that in mind, and they should still fit your screen! Starting off, Fledgling Sparkbirds shares similar compositional elements to one of the featured works, Lightning Birds. In particular, the contours of the thin, bright lines, and their organizations or radiations out from central points, is similar, despite a whiter color emphasis; in fact, these fledglings could be the juveniles of the lightning birds depicted in their namesake work. Things Inside Caves makes excellent use of its wide width to emphasize a cavern, depicted as blackness sandwitched in between thin areas of color on the top and bottom. Inside, vertical lines of various colors block the way, and blobby yellow-green creatures cling to ceilings, waiting to drop down on unsuspecting prey; but outside, similar things in different colors wait on the ground. In Jail, Behind Bars uses thick vertical bars against a passionate gray-red mix as a foreground, and a grainy area of packed-together vertical lines as the background. In-between the two is an inky black figure, peeking out from its prison. Arrusted Sparkjumps is notable for mainly for its dark interpretation of an otherwise sepia tone. In terms of composition, this work is abstract, but it does use shading - light and shadow - to give a useful sense of depth. And finally of note, my personal favorite work is Three Mythical Overlords, which uses three different types of thin, bright line formations in three separate places in the image to give the impression of three distinct entities, all reaching down to interact with and affect a single, interconnected surface. They manipulate the surface, the underlying structure, beneath which lies the fabric. Overall this work is one of the best-compose works in this entire gallery, simply because of the level of concreteness it manages while remaining abstract, interesting, and thought-provoking. Please enjoy!

CSMA >

HIDDEN MYSTICISM


This work uses the gallery's ripple wave archetype in a very interesting way, by restricting it to just two colors and blocking out the center of the image to give less of a sense of where the waves emanate from, or which direction they travel. The shading style and texture also help to make this work memorable and unique.

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.

UMA >

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.

BOMA >

FAIRY DANCE


This is one of the gallery's earlier examples of pixel art, and one of the more composed works. Though quite coarse in texture, the color usage is good, with a lively yellow-peach gradient in the background, blue and cyan emphasizing the subjects of the work, and the magenta line segments help to create structure and give the work a sense of motion.

VPMA >

CHALICE OF THE UNIVERSE


This work shines as an example of a particular shading style - Pastel Gradient, which is visible towards the top of the image as it fades from a pastel blue into a light pastel yellow. The work uses this shading, along with moire, to create a distinct impression that leads to its name.