“I had a dream where I could see nothing and everything at the same time. I was walking on a street where everything was white. I heard city noise, saw and felt the shapes of buildings, and could see every facial feature of the people I met as I passed by. The brightness was dazzling, blinding. When I woke up to the normal world full of colour, I yearned to see only one colour again, and its unique palette undiluted by surrounding elements. I spoke to Dmitry about this dream and we discussed the role of vision and the impact of colour tones. We were so absorbed by the theme that we decided to create a series around it, and 'Blindness' was born.” - Yulia Lapatina
'Blindness' is a study in colour and texture where wood chips and paint in primary hues have been combined and applied right to the frame of the canvas; almost like braille.
Get up close and personal with two of ArtLap's mixed media paintings - "Blindness 1" and "Blindness 3".
Arty Fact: Red is the colour of life. The moment of creation and birth. The instance of violent death. Red is the colour of love, from tender rose, through passionate, screaming red, to ripe burgundy. Red is the colour of creation, enlightening as Danko’s heart, maximizing the strength of feelings and singularity of each artwork.
“I love bright red drinks, don’t you? They taste twice as good as any other colour.” - L.M. Montgomery
Arty-Fact: Yellow is the colour closest to light. In its purity it always implies the nature of brightness and has a cheerful and serene character. Yellow breathes vitality into everything and everyone. Yellow brings joyful freedom to both artist and spectator.
“Yellow is capable of charming God.” - Vincent Van Gogh