Posterized Stimulation: The Art of Color Perception

The Intriguing World of Posterized Stimulation

In the realm of art, every creation holds a unique story, and “Posterized Stimulation II” is no exception. Crafted during a captivating YouTube livestream in January 2021, this painting seamlessly blends abstract and figurative elements, inviting viewers into a realm where color and perception intertwine.

Unlocking the Posterized Stimulation Series

Posterized Stimulation is more than just a series of paintings; it’s an exploration of the profound impact of color, specifically shades of green, on our perception. Green, known for its calming and stress-relieving properties, plays a pivotal role in advertising, psychology, and our connection to nature. This series delves into the depths of these effects on our psyche.

A Palette of Emotions: The Green Symphony

Posterized Stimulation II stands out as a masterpiece within this series. It intricately combines blurred elements, intricate patterns, and soft lines, all brought to life through delicate mark-making and nuanced interpretations. The result is an intensified experience of green that invokes emotions, from tranquility to unease, inviting viewers to embark on a visual journey.

The Uniqueness of Every Shade

What sets apart the Posterized Stimulation series is the uniqueness of each painting. Every artwork created with green tones bears its own distinctive character. This individuality sets these oil paintings apart from other series, showcasing the boundless diversity within the realm of color.

The Inspiration Behind Posterized Stimulation

Posterized Stimulation II finds its roots in the world of Polaroid photography, which captivated audiences during the zenith of its popularity and then faded into obscurity. The intriguing aspect of Polaroid photos was their ability to cast an aura of antiquity upon contemporary subjects. This form of photography, in all its vibrancy, paradoxically conveyed an impression of age and timelessness.

As I embarked on the creation of Posterized Stimulation II, I drew inspiration from this unique photographic style. My aim was not to replicate what could be captured in a photo but to encapsulate the essence and impression left by the visual. In the green hues that dominate this painting, I found the perfect medium to convey this notion.

The Enigma of Posterization

In the realm of visual art, posterization represents a technique where an image employs a limited range of colors and tones. This technique entails a gradual transition of hues to fewer tones, creating abrupt shifts from one color to another. Historically used in advertising posters, posterization has now found its place in both photographic and digital art forms, sometimes intentionally and other times as an unintended outcome of the process.

The Creation of Posterized Stimulation II

The genesis of Posterized Stimulation II unfolded during a live stream on my YouTube channel. This session was dedicated to exploring green tones and patterns, resulting in a single-session creation. This approach provides a glimpse into the artistic process behind this captivating piece.

Eyes: The Window to the Soul

Throughout art history, eyes have held a special place in portraiture. They serve as the gateway to the subject’s soul, allowing viewers to connect on a profound level. Our eyes are the vessels through which we express empathy and understanding, both in reality and through artistic creations.

In the art world, paintings that prominently feature eyes often capture our attention first. Eyes serve as the conduits through which we establish a psychological rapport with the subject. They enable us to craft narratives and forge emotional bonds simply by gazing into them.

The Absence of Eyes: A Visual Enigma

But what happens when a painting deliberately omits the depiction of eyes? In such instances, viewers instinctively seek alternative focal points that convey the unspoken emotions and thoughts of the subject.

In Posterized Stimulation II, the absence of eyes raises questions and invites interpretation. The face, while present, appears in a three-quarter view, merging seamlessly with the background, leaving viewers to explore the nuances of the portrait.

Patterns: The Language of Order

Patterns dominate the canvas of Posterized Stimulation II, offering a sense of order amidst potential chaos. These recurring motifs allow viewers to form educated interpretations and insights about the subject. Patterns serve as a conduit for creating structure and meaning, akin to what eyes convey in traditional portraiture.

The Power of Patterns

Patterns introduce regularity into the artwork, allowing viewers to recognize familiar designs. Through these patterns, we establish a connection with the subject, creating a sense of stability and deepening our engagement. It is through these intricate patterns that we find the same resonance that eyes traditionally provide in art.

Posterized Stimulation II is more than just a painting; it’s a testament to the profound impact of color perception, the enigma of eyes, and the language of patterns. It invites viewers to embark on a visual journey where every stroke and hue holds the potential to unlock the deepest recesses of the human psyche.

In the canvas of color, perception, and abstraction, Posterized Stimulation II challenges us to explore the intricacies of visual storytelling, reminding us that art is a boundless realm where every stroke holds a world of meaning.