Selection of medium formats 2012 - 2016 | All paintings have the format 50 x 60 x 5 cm | Oil or acrylic on canvas.
Abstraction and non-linear compositions refract in the seminal series of paintings of Marc Schmitz, an artist whose philosophical disposition leans towards a universal consciousness: hue, spectrum and volatily of a courist palette echoing the disposition in time and space to depict the phenomena of evocations of primal force within composition.The question of absolutism, especially on close examination of his works, runs counterpoint to the “kunstmalerei” ascribed to the contemporaneous position, correlations with predetermined aesthetics, compositional methodology and abstraction in a contemplative composition.The two dimensional creations operate, equally, towards a sense of reduction. we have a compositional absolute which reminds of metaphysical abstraction. The contemporaneous sphere of artistic practice appears resolute to purge or act as an operative catharsis for the individual, at least, within the individual experience of perspective.
The act of paint here compounds the sense of the presence of a non-linear universal rather than contextual geometric, of a density morphic and saturation rather than a vacuous plane. This plays towards a truth of contrast, further emphasis given by polar-contrastive operations in both colour and tonality, which works to imbue a sense of negation given the visual intensity. To meditate upon negation towards an absolute, or visual perceive a compositional negation would such an imperative towards a speculation on what may be titled “void”, yet the “eternal” does not escape intention. The eternal vacuity is suggested, perhaps, by his manner of spatial colourism in refraction, yet we have the evidence of a visual fragmentation which incites contemplation of a subjective external: the diffusion of the “eternal” encounters a contest of form, of opaque gradation & surface tension.The presence of these creations attests to a silent universal voice which signals the fallacious non-consequence of the global rhetoric as they eschew the timeless condition of the collective conscious. A material axiom of this nature suggests premeditation, predetermination and succession as there comes to exist greater sound when at last the non-extemporal falls quiet.