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Painting: Paint on Canvas.
Author: William Marquina
Series: Symmetrical abstraction
Title: Creation 3. Jupiter
Technique: Paint on canvas
Dimensions: 35,82 inch (height) x 44,68 inch (width)
-Signed front and back
-Without wooden frame
Cicero describes Jupiter as the "numen praestantissimae mentis", or, the overwhelming presence of a supreme mind. It is the god par excellence in Roman mythology and its Greek equivalent is Zeus; he is owed the creation of gods and men. From this supreme deity emerge the protection of the city and the Roman State, authority, laws and social order. For this work I was inspired by the beauty of the symphonies No. 40 and 41 "Jupiter" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
I have called this pictorial process "Symmetrical Abstraction" to create patterns of compositions of colors, forms, and in general any visual element that has as starting point what in mathematics is known as bilateral flat symmetry, that is, folding a middle section of a plane or canvas over another middle section of the same plane or canvas, in such a way that upon contacting the surfaces of both sections with the painting still wet in the middle, the copying of all the forms of one section on the other will take place; both sides or sections thus obtain similar shapes in proportion of paint and shapes.
This process of creation, even though a direct relationship with the Rorschach test (used by psychotherapists as a projective method to assess personality in patients) is not implicit, its similarity with this is that both systems (psychotherapeutic and artistic) can show an intense range of visual interpretations with different purposes. However, I find relevant the idea of being able to reinterpret this method through painting, from the method that unites them both, the stain by folding. In my case there is no intention to diagnose psychic issues; in my works, there is only the artistic intention to multiply the possibilities of the variety of plastic forms that arise in an autonomous way in painting.
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