Art on show in Brighton and Hove & East and West Sussex
Abstract impressionist art is atmospheric, rather than narrative. With no definable forms, there is no single story, so there’s always a fresh interpretation and the art is timeless. Sussex Artbeat visited Improvisations, the new show by Brighton Artist Marta Ptaszkiewicz at Naked Eye Gallery, Russell Honeyman wrote this review. The show is on to 23 April 2016.
Suffused with colour in dramatic or subtle combinations, these huge canvasses evoke memories of some forgotten time, before words. In ‘Dancing with Pina’, swirling clouds of soft peachy hue mingle with deep blues. In ‘Rites of Spring’ vigorous brushstrokes in deep red and white bring a dark forest to life. In ‘Home’, orangey reds, blacks and white take us to the hearth fire.
The size of these canvasses – over 6 foot by 4 foot – helps them become more than wall decoration – they become the atmosphere of the space they inhabit, they define the feeling of the room they are in, and their subtlety and power makes it a special thing to be in their company.