MABD - Modern Art Bright Danger
The works in this collection are relatively bright in lighting, color, or tone, but at the same time present some sort of risk or uncertainty. Starting right off, Cast of White Shadow is light and maintains direction, if not necessarily motion. The work seems to be stopped in time, an impression aided by its intentionally drab palette; the foreground of white contrasts only in its lightness from the background, and shines down upon a cast at the bottom, much like a shadow. Next, Destructive is striking, simple in composition yet effective in storytelling. The moments that led to this frame are self-evident, an explosion of light surrounding and emanating out from a spiky central figure that moves away. The blackness of the figure helps it contrast with the destruction it has wrought, and the flecks of light that can be seen inside it give the impression, perhaps, of sorrow or regret. Faint Golden Aura is monochromatic, all in a yellowy-gold, and mostly very dark. Two areas of bright light are present on either side of the image, seeming to cast a haze over the foreground of the image. Behind that, a thin many-limbed creature of shadow reaches from one end to the other, though it is unclear what it means to accomplish. In a way, both bright lights seem to orient towards that figure; as for why, that's left as an exercise for the viewer. Similarly, The Shade of Blades's subject is simply constructed of shadow underneath the foreground, not maintaining a chromatic identity of its own. The roughness of the work's overall texture contrasts with the sharp, angular nature of the blades that are the shadows in this work, and from the color gradient - fading into black at the edges - it is clear that this image is simply one part of a much larger picture that we can only imagine. And finally of note, Flame Overtaking Underbrush is precise in composition and in color usage both. The foreground figure serves as a neat barrier against the yellow-orange-red flames of the background, about to eat up the last of the green that's left. In this foreground, figures of blackness look upon the fires - it seems that they may be the ones responsible. Please enjoy!