Monday, February 2, 2009
Pierre Soulages is a French painter, engraver and sculptor.
He is known as "the painter of black" because of his interest in the colour.
"Both a colour and a non-colour. When light is reflected on black, it transforms and transmutes it. It opens up a mental field all of its own." - Soulages.
He sees light as a matter to work with, striating the black surface of his paintings enables him to make the light reflect, allowing the black to come out from darkness and into brightness, thereby becoming a luminous colour.
One of my all time favorite artistes.
What I love about Soulages is how he manages to find endles possibilities with one single subject.
The way he works texture.
How powerful yet perfect each brush stroke is in the never ending black of the canvas.