Colourful, Swirling Abstracts by Luis Pagan


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Our featured artist today is Luis Pagan. Luis uses an innovative technique to create his colourful, swirling abstracts – house paint poured through a kitchen strainer. The result is paintings that are at once reminiscent of aerial landscapes, photos of outer space, or chemicals under a microscope. 

 

Luis’ work focuses very much on the behavior of the medium itself. His portfolio is partially organized by the material that was used as the surface in each experiment, and it makes it wonderfully easy to see the different variations that translate into the images themselves. Obviously aware of the wonderfully spacey nature of his finished paintings, Luis has a full gallery of “Planetary Classes,” – all paintings on round surfaces to emphasize the way the colliding hues echo the atmospheric colours of distant planets.

 


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The time it takes for the paint to dry is also a part of Luis’ process, as the paint migrates across the surface more and more slowly until it finally freezes into a set image – it’s as if the painting itself gets to decide its final form.

 


Website of Luis Pagan's artwww.luispaganstudio.com


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Written by: Dallas Jeffs

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