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Artist Bart Ross
Pasadena, California, USA
A Night in Tunisia or Side of Building Compton
Fine Art Photography
The image “A Night in Tunisia or Side of Building Compton” is one of my favorites. What I like about this image is that the pastel colors of the anti-graffiti cover up paint create a nice, tasty, flat color plane; the texture of the brick near the center of the image forces the eye into a hole (an almost tunnel like trap) that looks like fish gills.
Then the diamond shape that dominates the image is broken up by the triangles and X pattern of the red roof flashing – making the image float, leaving you meditating. Following is an excerpt from comments about “A Night in Tunisia or Side of Building Compton” by Resident Curator on artists2artists.net.
“…I’m hypnotized by the bilateral symmetry of color and form. The light emanating from this blue-violet ground is particularly appealing in contrast to the web like brushy shape in the middle … the wispy black lines are spidery- a fragile dark snowflake against the cool, light ground. I also sense a subtle animation of the black tendrils, as the movement is fluid and organic.
…Perhaps it’s the airy pinkness that softens some of the harder geometric and architectural forms. The slight variations of incidental marks in the solid color fields add an interesting hand-drawn quality to the otherwise pristine piece. I find this distinction, or inclusion of disparate elements enlivens their visual juxtaposition.”