Happy birthday to one of my favorite artist, Mark Rothko. When I first started painting I had zero knowledge about art history, but I started to educate myself. Rothko was the first artist whose art I fell in love with instantly. The reason why I like his work so much is because it’s simple yet complex. The scale of his work and color choice along with his blending technique is just captivating. It looks easy to do until you try to create it yourself. He was one of the pioneers in abstract expressionism and some may not like his work but I love it and it amazes me whenever I see one in person. Thank you for being a pioneer in abstract and for the amazing art.
#ArtworkOfTheDay is by @felipepantone. Planned Iridescence CNFG applies Cruz-Diez’s moiré effect that produces the sensation of vibration as the viewer’s position changes in relation to the painting. Felipe Pantone compares this effect to digital experience, stating, “Movement is activated by the viewer’s position in front of the work creating an individual experience that I perceive as cyber encounters.” This work is included in the Pantone’s inaugural solo exhibition with the gallery, Transformable Systems, on view through October 13.
Planned Iridescence CNFG, 2018
UV ink on acrylic
Happy Birthday to the great Mark Rothko, born on this day in 1903.
Oil & Mixed Media on Canvas
Mark Rothko was born Marcus Rothkowitz in Dvinsk, Russia (now Daugavpils, Latvia), on September 25, 1903, and immigrated to the United States with his family in his youth. In the mid-20th century, he belonged to a circle of New York-based artists (also including Willem de Kooning and Jackson Pollock) who became known as the Abstract Expressionists. His signature works, large-scale paintings of luminous colored rectangles, used simplified means to evoke emotional responses. Rothko committed suicide on February 25, 1970.