I would like to introduce you to my newest painting, Hexagonal Banfield Forcefield. Measuring 81 centimeters high by 61 centimeters wide (32 x 24 inches), this modern graphic painting was produced between August 19 – 31, 2010, and underwent a few minor adjustments since.
The inspiration for this piece is a football (soccer) shirt worn by the Argentine team Banfield in 2006, shown above. I love the shirt’s diagonal sash motif, as well as its clashing orange and green color scheme.
The hexagonal pattern coursing through the background of my painting is one I invented over the summer. And I planted a couple of oblique (or not so oblique) references to corporate logos, too. Can you name them?
The finished product was a giant migration away from the initial point of inspiration. For modern graphic paintings like these, that’s the way it should be. Each of these compositions opens the door to seemingly infinite approaches to color, form, and combinations thereof. I like having room to maneuver and improvise. This way of composing a painting affords incredible, inexhaustible flexibility to invent something new. At the same time, it is also very challenging to find balance in the right places. I am trying to strike a balance of dynamic forms.
And so, you will note that I have taken a break from producing minimalist paintings for a while. The ideas are still coming along, however. One day I will shift gears again, I am sure.