I am not a fan of abstract painting but I love the work of Kjell Folkvord. Originally from Norway, Kjell works in London at the moment.
His paintings are so colourful and full of life that they make me want to sing and dance. They are happy, and I am a happy person so maybe that is why I love them. You can see imaginary little worlds there, they are fantastic
In his artistic statement he says “My paintings are usually colourful. The colours are the letters in my painting’s language. They are syllables more than they represent reality in the world. I usually try to tell a story, and the image I have in my mind or memory, in my emotional layers. And when I do paint and work with a colour, this colour starts asking for a friend of his and I have to find it, or mix it. This is perhaps humanising the colours but that is how I sometimes feel.”
What is the real thing? Where am I living? What do I perceive is the real?
This is just a piece of the artist’s statement.
Yunwoo Choi works with magazines, newspapers creating these ephemeral shapes that hang in the space of a gallery. This artist loves big scale pieces and you can walk them or get lost into this abstract shape. I find all the pieces fascinating and you can spend hours just looking at them.
Oscar Agustín Alejandro Schulz Solari (1887- 1963) was an Argentinian modernist artist.
His painting are colourful, full of symbols, a new language, a new world to discover. You can see the influence of artists like Paul Klee and Kandinsky in his work. Inspired by astrology, Cabala, Buddhism, he tried to create a language. In his own words “I am a master of a writing no one reads yet”. He started drawing the Tarot cards at the beginning of his career. He invented as well a language called NEO CRIOLLO, a fusion between Portuguese and Spanish that he would use to talk to people sometimes. An inventor, a dreamer, a playful character that love to change the way of things.
He was related to Jorge Luis Borges, the famous Argentine writer. He illustrated an edition for him in 1944 of “Un modelo para la muerte” by Bioy Casares and Borges (they wrote together as B. Suarez Lynch, a psudonym).
He and Borges had common interests in German expressionistic poetry, the works of Emanuel Swedenborg, Algernon Charles Swinburne and William Blake, and Eastern philosophy, especially Buddhism and the I Ching.