150x130cm / 59.06x51.18 in, oil and spray paints on canvas, 2022
A sense of contrast exudes through each part of this magnificent painting. Made with much patience and care using two distinctive techniques, "Sunset Color" tells the story of mystery, serenity and power. A painting that will make you want to touch it to see if it's real.
On the one hand, there's a deep gradient which goes ever so smoothly from a bright orange hue to a dark purple tone, giving the painting a sense of ease and peace - just like catching the last shimmers of sunlight on a late summer sunset.
On the other hand, in the foreground, a powerful texture of vibrant, thick colors is just bursting out of the canvas. Juxtaposed in an intricate and chaotic pattern of paste, the oils are squished together with each-other to create an impenetrable and dense cactus skin. The colors look almost like candy on the canvas, they look surreal - one might just want to touch them and see how they feel.