Building on transparencies
From Rothko’s calm and uniform color layers to convey emotion, to a zealous portrayal of color and medium by Sam Francis, the idea of layering in paintings’ composition has a powerful effect on viewer’s understanding and empathy towards art.
This exhibition seeks to portray Post-War artists’ use of transparencies, overlapping and layers along with media experimentation to express ideas of change, growth and movement of the modern era. The concept of layering goes beyond the two dimensional plane into the analysis of form and texture from this superimposition of layers of information. As a result, the selected artworks possess a quality of depth and undiscovered planes beneath the most prominent features of each composition.