Jan Kossen

Contemporary Art Gallery

Blaine Breaux

2016

CV/BIO

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Pandemonium
2016

Artists Statement

Simple elements of line, color, and shape are focal points of my abstract work.

Combining these elements into a complex, disordered composition forms my core

concept. Using both hard edge and color field painting, these elements are repeated in

unique ways to create bright, hopeful works with balance and harmony that exist

through the intensity. The goal is to energize and force the viewer to travel through the

entirety of the work and its chaotic atmosphere.

 

Repeated shapes and colors were used to create a sense of fluidity across the

surfaces. The interaction of geometric shapes and flat color combined creates tension

and brief areas of spatial illusion which add depth to the flatness that is palpable. There

is never a defined endpoint at the beginning of the process; the elements provide the

control of the composition.