CUMULATIONS – abstract work of art

CUMULATIONS – abstract work of art

The Abstract work of art of Jan Astner’s CUMULATIONS series seems, at the first contact, a space in which there is complete creative freedom, not limited by any rules. However, after a while, the viewer notices the rules governing the works of Jan Astner. In order to convey his abstract idea, the painter uses ordinary means of expression in his abstract work of art, such as: rhythm, color, contrast, value. His paintings are studies of social relations.

An Abstract work of art can be interpreted very freely. It can therefore be assumed that artists have a lot of freedom and room for creativity. Abstract art, including painting, allows artists to perceive with the mind, not with the eyes. Jan Astner in his CUMULATIONS series creates images from forms that are not taken from the visible world. Jan gives new meanings to the painting elements. He uses a color, formal and compositional code to present his thoughts, feelings and emotional tensions related to them.

Social relations in abstract painting

For Jan Astner, the theme itself is important, which, more than any other element of the work, leaves room for the viewer to freely interpret. Each abstract work of art made by him is a message. It concerns the relationship of an individual to a group and a group to an individual. In comparison with the name of the series, one may be associated with a memory, another with current events.

Describing social relations, Jan Astner creates multi-level painting structures. He uses plastic elements in various degrees of interdependence. The artist works freely and surprises the viewer with a variety of technical and formal solutions. Clear structures, glazes, shaded and completely flat spots. Contrasts of colors, values, size of elements.

In each of Jan Astner’s abstract works of art, we encounter a kind of simplification of the problem under consideration. The artist deliberately limits the range of features of the forms used only to the key features. He focuses on them in order to present the topic of his thoughts and observations as precisely as possible.