These anthropomorphic free falling, curving and floating three dimensional forms appear luxurious and fantastical.
For British – Croatian painter, Dragica Carlin, ‘painting is a very speculative process; the materiality of it awakens my senses and allows me to construct thought in a particular way. I reach into the intensity and value of dissonant and complementary colours, allowing the thickness, translucency, light and dark to create a visual sensation.’
‘The main agenda is always light. The light captured in the painting is the soul of the painting, and the movement of my brush determines its personality. I am constantly astonished by how a single movement of the brush can change the energy of the entire painting, and how the touch of paint on the canvas can produce something so complex as swirl, in a single moment.’
Sometimes these forms are constructed in layers and the layering continues until the painting reaches a point where it is impossible to understand how they have been painted. Other times they manifest a suggestion that they are a smaller section of a larger form which exists outside of the picture plane; the broad polychromatic brushstrokes keep overlapping and capture streams of luminous light in their flow until the entire painted surface begins to resonate with the energetic field of our being.