COINCIDENCES – black and white drawings
Astner’s approach to black and white drawing is based on the thesis that inspiration is the result of reflections and studying a problem. Inspiration for an artist often means a surge of unexpected inspiration. One has to be able to use it. It is an idea that is here and now. In the face of inspiration, the artist is helpless and unaware of its origin.
Jan Astner in black and white “Coincidences” black and white drawings talks about his world, combining poetic elements with individual intimacy. His work is always the beginning of a story that leads the viewer to the threshold of an unknown and fantastic world. In his abstract drawings, Jan composes shapes and forms of the image with which he freely plays. Elements of the drawing intertwine with the background to tell images composed of both anxiety and beauty, evolution and analysis.
His black and white drawings focuses on the structure of materials, he prefers to work in various media. By clearly presenting weight and movement, Jan loves to create tension, dramatic – shapes and forms can reflect basic emotional experiences. Jan Astner abstract drawings are full of symbolism, emotional tension capable of displaying very subtle emotions. “Coincidences” is a perverse record of very individual feelings contained in fabulous compositions of fantastic plan creating unreal landscapes.
When he finds landscape that bothers or fascinates him, he draws and makes notes. He noticed that the world around provides him with materials for further reflection. And then there is the process of translating all the experiences into sketches. However, the subject itself is only an excuse to paint another black and white drawing. By clearly presenting weight and movement, Jan loves to create tension, dramatic – shapes and forms can reflect basic emotional experiences.