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Benjamin Nyari / « back
Empson Street

“Painting is recording coloured sensation”
I feel that fine art, painting is the media through I can express myself the best. I can explore all ideas that come to my mind. The paintings show my inner self and my feelings: my doubts, my anger, my happiness. They are not the result of any conscious effort or procedure. First, I always want to make a simple painting. Then, the composition goes out of control as more and more ideas were coming to my mind. I have to listen to my instincts and select only a few that I could place on the canvas. Therefore, what the viewers see is already a simplified version of all ideas, emotions I feel and conquer while creating my paintings.

About my technique: I like to work on paper or on wood; however unstretched canvas is my favourite base. I am using acryl paint, charcoal, colour pencils. I always want to create a texture to my work; the painting cannot be flat. The paint can drip and my portraits do not have to be realistic. I know my subject; I have mostly created heads and torsos. It is important to experiment with the subject and to capture it by all possible formats. In this year I have also worked with plastic, wallpaper, felt, created many paintings on cardboards and boxes. Whatever was the media, the experiment was the most interesting part while creating the artwork. They all tell different stories and they all mirror my thoughts and feelings.

My recent research is to define the colour in paintings. I am trying to analyse the concept of colour and relationships between form and colour. I have covered the subject from many angles, from history through artists’ works, from symbols to technical understanding. As the subject is overwhelmingly enormous, my research does not focus on science or on theory. I have to narrow my research to what interests me the most; the ultimate understanding of colours when using this most important tool of my work as a painter.
Our knowledge on colour can be widened much more effectively by getting deeper knowledge on reasoning, thinking, and perception and sensation. I wish to illustrate my route towards obtaining this knowledge by showing my paintings and drawings created in the last couple of months.