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Newest Collection: PEMA2 - Predatory Environments Modern Art


26 July 2021


This week's new collection is PEMA2. This is another collection with dual focus: predators, and environments. Predator Lies in Wait is an example of the first of this collection's themes, using an effective color palette and simple composition to depict an alligator-like creature, waiting patiently for prey to show up. The horizontal line background works well for establishing the mood. The other big theme is exemplified by Advancing Ripple Cliff is a straightforward Ripple Wave work superimposed onto a straightforward landscape work. The grainy texture helps to keep the work interestng, and add just enough texture to keep the work from feeling generic. The Hill's a Mirage is bright and nearly monochromatic, with the texture and coloration differing relatively subtly between the mirage hill and the background of the work. The way that some of the horizontal and vertical lines pass in front of that mirage hill and some pass behind it gives this work a measure of depth. Point of Perspective is just the right balance of subdued and colorful, with a soft texture contrasted by the stark black foreground. Every element of the work is highlighted by its contrast to the other elements, and all attention is drawn to the portruding point in the center, around which color and light swirls thoughtfully. And finally of note, Assertive Dismissal is a work of strong colors and strong motion, helping to emphasize its themes. The direction of motion is out from the bottom-left corner, accentuated by both the contours and the horizontal and vertical lines. Please enjoy!

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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.

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DEEP POND


Why are ponds green? I dunno. But then, sometimes you just have to jump in, and maybe it'll make sense. This was the first work ever uploaded to Monitors of Modern Art, and serves as a strong start by presenting a simple, meaningful metaphor.

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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.

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WONDER ROOM


This work is angular and blocky in an interesting way, and contains a diverse palette of different colors that don't quite mesh but yet do not disrupt each other. It's almost like a broken machine that, yet, still works through force of careful foresight and good construction. This work is also the predecessor of a few later works that explore the "room" theme further, most notably Mystery Room and Maze Room.

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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.