Below is a recording of a new abstract painting on canvas that features striking flourishes of the Primary Colours, Red, Yellow and Blue.

Combinations of Primary colours are what make up all other colours. Meanwhile the Primary Colours themselves cannot be made up from any other colours and this makes them rather special. I particularly feel energised and excited with this palette, especially so when paired with the stark contrast between black and white.

Similar to The Minimalists, I employ the use of monochromatic palettes of the primary colors as these are the most basic and thus neutral of colors. The colour trio take me right back to childhood and are both strikingly bold and perfectly balanced.

Of course, there’s no escape from making comparisons to Mondrian when making bold abstract works in these colours and this is indeed no bad thing.

“Mondrian, and the artists of De Stijl, advocated pure abstraction and a pared down palette in order to express a utopian ideal of universal harmony in all of the arts. By using basic forms and colors, Mondrian believed that his vision of modern art would transcend divisions in culture and become a new common language based in the pure primary colors, flatness of forms, and dynamic tension in his canvases.”

Acrylic and Gloss paint on Canvas, 700 x 500mm. 2017

Painted in my Brighton Art Studio, February 2017.

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