MAIE - Modern Art Interactive Environments
This is a refreshingly straightforward, typical collection, framing its works more as landscapes than as portraits, but as is always the case with modern art, the works are abstract and able to be interpreted in many different ways. Starting off, Stalwart Bulwark is a more active variant of the dust motif that has been seen before in previous works, imposing a foreground and vertical and horizontal lines in front. The curved contour of the dusty violet area, longer at the top than at the bottom, gives the impression of slow movement towards the sturdy, solid-colored foreground. Next, The Roughest Dam has an extroadinarily rough texture both in the foreground, characterized by tough horizontal lines, and the background, a strong yet slightly faded solid red. The shades of color, moving from cyan to red from the bottom of the work to the top, leaves an impression of fighting a long battle, and becoming tired - the fact that the reddish background fades into black at its edges also helps with that impression. In the Night, On the Moon is an almost ethereal, very abstract work with a somewhat desaturated palette. The sense of depth is also hazy, though no part of the work itself is besides the background; whether the somewhat colorful fixture in the center is in front of or behind the dark mass at the bottom, or behind or in front of the light in the top-right, is uncertain and left to the interpretation of the viewer. Flitting Through the Future details a black subject on a white foreground against a black background, given some light by violet lights towards the top and bottom. The horizontal lines in the background and the vertical lines in the foreground convey movement, forwards for those in the background and upwards for those in the foreground; this work is overall well-composed, with a sense of purpose and momentum, while still being somewhat abstract. And finally of note, Inbuevue is one of the most abstract works in this collection, from its name to its composition. The work is fairly soft, with smooth curves and contours, and a contrast between a foreground shrouded in shadow and a background from which a bright light emanates. Overall the impression given is of utter calmness, relaxing and surveying this new environment. Please enjoy!