New Art serie by Ronald Hunter: Islands (2019)
As a full-time artist, Ronald Hunter spends a lot of time trying out new techniques and styles. And although Ronald creates his art according to a set of rules, there still are endless directions to explore when he’s examining form and figures. One of the joys of working in abstract, is the freedom Ronald feels to experiment with color and shape.
His latest art serie ‘Islands’ (2019) is the result of one of those explorations. Free form seem to float around on the canvas. The paintings are built up from many layers of acrylic paint and texture. What is interesting about this serie, is that for the first time the texture is leading in the painting. The layers of color that arise as a result, create a powerful image.
‘Islands’ takes my exploration of free form to another level. I often need the full canvas to tell my story, but with ‘Islands’ I am leaving more space, and let the texture patterns take the lead.
The interplay of colors and texture have a particularly remarkable effect on ‘Islands Neon’. Neon orange seems to shine through the texture, creating a sensation of lava or glowing cinder blocks.