Pattern and Repetition

Updated: Jan 19, 2019



Pattern and repetition is dominant in my paintings from photographs that captures the forms of everyday life to the carefully constructed geometric abstraction often questioning the way I perceive things. In Bridget Riley's painting as a view of world around her at Tate Britain and Tate Modern, bands of colour strips test my visual comprehension, here pattern is eternal with the power to create new forms and spaces by turning perceptions. her colour pallete is seen as separate blocks unmixed but also unified as a family of colour overall. The use of patterns in my paintings leads to me as a slow process of creation as the concept of time and percolation of thought become tangible. I t can also have political resonances as in Bashir Makhoul's Zigzag work that questions western capitalism and eastern oil empire in the context of a need for harmony and humanity. If patterns are heavily decorative it can ignite spirituality , create a greater connection to the surroundings. I have to take every small details of it into consideration because I think while building up a space in real also goes through loads of thinking calculation and consideration. Thomas Gilovich, Professor of psychology at Cornell University explains: "we are predisposed to see order pattern and meaning in the world and we find randomness, chaos and meaninglessness unsatisfying".












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