Shades of Grey: The Perfect Simplicity of Black and White

Shades of Grey: The Perfect Simplicity of Black and White

Though color has captivated both photographer and viewer over the years, black and white photography still continues to fascinate us. Sometimes it sets a sombre mood, sometimes it alarms us with gritty, unflinching realism, sometimes it evokes a sense of nostalgia, but it always reaches us in a way that is mysterious, unexplainable and beautiful. In this particular series minimally titled “Composition”, I wanted to use black and white photography to emphasize both the shape and graceful form of the object. The tension that is observed between the mesh like material and the wide, black, linear straps adds to the overall visual interest of the piece.
For the love of all pictures black and white, I have attached a link to this short post for you to view and aspire to in your artistic journey, whether you are a photographer or collector http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/06/09/beautiful-black-and-white-photography/

Experimentation Can Be Quite Rewarding If You Are Willing To Take Chances

 Experimentation Can Be Quite Rewarding If You Are Willing To Take Chances

Sometimes, people are afraid to try out new ideas that might in fact add depth to their work. They believe that it will just be a waste of time or money. They worry that it will keep the work they already have from having an overall consistent look. When I started the series that included this painting, I did not worry about these things, I just went for it. I quickly bought the canvases and enamel paints that I would need. Then I went to work. When I was finished I had succeeded in painting both the canvases and the surrounding porch(we scraped this and repainted it later). The solo exhibition that included this work was a success as I was able to sell several works from this particular series. The painting above is “Gulf 1” from the Satellite Series that is also featured on my website. I encourage all of you to caste your fears and worries aside, get into your artistic zone and just create! If you’d like to share your experiences with experimental techniques or experimental works that have inspired you, feel free to make a comment. I’d love to hear from you!

You can check out more from this series at: http://www.acevesart.com/