Ash and Gold

This series of paintings was painted between 2005-06. They explore the polarities between different substances such as ash, metal and colors.  Those paintings were exhibited at the H.A.C Gallery in Kobe, Japan in 2006.

The medium is pigments with ash and acrylic painted on canvas. Ash, the drab residue of fire, softens the colors and creates beautiful tonalities.

On the other hand, the metals and metallic pigments throw you back to yourself with their reflective qualities. They are visually harsh, yet luminous and royal in their clarity. The metals want to be left alone and do not mix. Some of them are painted directly on aluminum, brass and copper surface with acrylic paints.