This work is a triptych which focuses on a shallow, mostly monochromatic surface that include bas-relief planes “locked” together against a more “fluid”, painterly background.
The dripped surface of that background is only seen through small openings, or gaps between the flat, assembled forms.
The tension of overlapping foreground shapes and the contrary background treatment is accentuated by the high-key yellow color that pushes the composition forward toward the viewer.
It creates a drama that might not readily be associated with such a shallow space that includes subtle shifts and provides a perceptual twist that has a kind of electric visual charge.
From the artist’s studio
About Macyn Bolt
American, b. 1954, based in New York City, NY, United States