Angela Johal

Rhythm and Line No.2

  Rhythm and Line No.2
Mixed Media on Canvas, 48 x 48

63 Colours No.1

  63 Colours No.1
Mixed Media on Canvas, 48 x 60

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Artist Statement

In my painting, I aim to create a visual grammar that all people and languages can understand. Paintings should resonate with a quick intuitive understanding and bring joy to the viewer, and this can happen when both the physical and spiritual worlds are given a more equal emphasis.

I paint with striped diagonal or circular bands of color which forces illusionistic space out of my painting. I want the flatness of the painting, color and geometric shapes to be the subject rather than to create false illusions of things like representational art does when it draws from nature or fabricated worlds.

Initially, I spend a great deal of time drawing to come up with a design that is stable and fixed, then use color quite freely and randomly and call my working process “ordered chaos”.

Music plays an essential part of my painting process. Music, like painting, reaches within to react directly upon the emotions. Color vibrates for me on the canvas just like music does in my ears. When I paint, I cannot distinguish between what I hear and what I see, it’s like a blending of the senses.