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New Collection: CHMA - Contrasting Hues Modern Art

24 July 2017

This week's new collection is CHMA. Like last week's works, those in this collection tend to have a rougher texture than usual. However, the colors on display in CHMA are, as its name would suggest, anything but calm. From Cold To Hot is the most obvious example; a light, fragile blue supported by beams of white and a simply large mass, against the fiery essence. Lemony Goo is more direct with its contrast, its bright yellow foreground clashing with its deep blue background in one corner, only for the two colors to get along better in the other corner. Small green lines, halfway between blue and yellow, help to mediate the two colors' relationship. Guarée is wholly abstract, from its title to its image; the contrast between a red/pink/yellow mixture against a solid but predictable green is at once direct yet nuanced; and the coolness of the white lined area making up the left side of the image helps again to mediate the image. Torn Through is pixel art; awash with orange against blue, with fluorescent violet highlights in the truest sense of the word. Just what this image depicts is perhaps vague and abstract, but whatever it is, its title represents it well. And finally of note, my personal favorite work this week is Bunny Bat, which, while not as colorful as many of the other works, has a more nuanced color composition in general and uses a silhouette to great effect in order to produce an unusually recognizable image. The coarse dithering between wildly different shades, combined with the general dark coloration of the work against lighter blue and cyan, helps give this work a unique atmosphere. Please enjoy!


24 April 2017

A calming work, representative of an entire class of the works in this gallery. The sunset motif is heavily visible in the background's orange-red color scheme, with the setting sun reflected in the lighter areas of the background. The feeling rolls across the smooth yet turbulent foreground from light into shadow, representing the shift from day into night.


26 September 2016

This work uses Moire to its fullest extent. A neon pulse comes from one edge of the image, breaking up and causing cracks in some structure. The pulse's light illuminates the colors and textures of the structure, displaying rough bits of color. This is one of the most fascinating works in MOMA's galleries, with a lot of depth and an inventive and fantastic image. There is a lot to ponder here.


22 October 2015

The name of this work is inspired by its intense warmth. Comprable, perhaps, to the surface of the planet Venus, only with less noxious gas. Like the planet venus, as Venerean Landscape ascends from the bottom, rises in altitude, it becomes less intense and more calming, to match Venus's upper atmosphere and general exterior appearance. Perhaps it is an utterly hellish place, but at least from our point of view, Venus is indeed a truly beautiful planet.


19 November 2015

Some sort of wave travels along, and as it reaches the center of this work it expands and reaches a sort of explosion, from which it departs in a marvelous array of colors. It is abstraction incarnate - what this picture really displays is impossible to understand, but it begs to be examined and reexamined, and admired for its beauty, its incomprehensibility.


22 May 2015

Why are ponds green? I dunno. But then, sometimes you just have to jump in, and maybe it'll make sense. This was the first work in the Monitors of Modern Art library, and is a very strong start. It is a beautiful, yet simple, metaphor.