'Archeology of Color' ARTIST'S RECEPTION
hob’art artists all recognize the full worth of utilizing multiple color techniques in their paintings, collages and photography. Together they bring aspects of design representation, which reveal the construction of shapes, hues and pigments. Some use collage and found objects to generate the layers and textures in their projects; building up multiple layers of color to bring their images to life. Up close the viewer will recognize that the works are influenced by abstract expressionists, while others have a natural representational approach to their works. By combining objects perceived through the senses as opposed to the mind often result in tangible and concrete pieces. The painters express their work with the intensity of color field painting ("color is freed from objective context and becomes the subject in itself"). In some works layering techniques are used as a way to examine the notion of remembrance through the contemplation of color and light. For photography this often occurs by accident but the intensity of color is the same. Visual artists often draw from their practical knowledge to infuse their work with colors and textures of paint and other mediums, symbolic for the way our minds blanket memories to express our movement of time.