Fluidity of Attraction
“Fluidity of Attraction” is a rare and novel series where the subject matter –– Attraction –– the artistic elements –– Iron Nanoparticle Suspension, Rare-Earth Magnetic Field, Ambient Light, Sky, Shadow and Reflection –– and, the medium used –– Captured Collage –– all converge on a single quality, the quality of being ephemeral!
Attraction based on beauty and lust, the most common type of attraction, is fleeting. And, when not evanescent, it ebbs and flows with time, it is fluid.
Attraction of the iron nanoparticles is temporary, dependent upon a magnetic field.
My collages after I capture them, last as long as my whim.
I create temporary collages, paintings, and installations, illuminate them with ambient lighting to create dimensionality, capture the ensemble with a camera using depth of field as a compositional tool, and print with minimal post-processing. The collage or installation is dismantled, or the painting is erased, and exists only as a single, archival canvas print. At present, I call this evolving medium, “Captured Collage, Mixed Media in 2D.”
“Sea Horseoid” was admitted in 2016 to the Alexandria Museum of Art’s 29th Annual September Competition Exhibition, and “Custard On Impact” was juried into The Copley Society’s exhibition, “Summer Hours” at the CoSo Gallery in Boston.
Sunlight, and flames on copper and brass heightens the intrinsic glow emanating from these metals, as well as marks them in wondrous ways. The sources of heat, and the glowing, and scarred metal are stand-ins, for how Life’s hardships can draw out our humanness, even as it indelibly marks our soul. “Copper waves”” was exhibited in 2012 at the Gallery 601 solo exhibition. The series received an honorable mention at the International Photo Awards 2008 competition. Copper plates exposed to heat is a subset of the Metal series. “Levels of Interaction” printed on canvas, 22 x 34″ in size, was exhibited at the 2015 juried show, “As Expected” conducted by The Copley Society of Boston. “Blue Headdress” was accepted in 2016 for The Summer Show, a national, juried show conducted by the St. Tammany Art Association in Covington. Mardi Gras Watching 6 was accepted in 2017 for Brush with Burden, a national, juried show organized by the Burden Horticultural Society.
Portraits In Context I
“Artist By Artist –– an exploration of artist Peter Coes and his work by artist Cariappa Annaiah.” This appreciation of Peter and his artwork marks the release of my latest series, “Portraits In Context” and the introduction of an evolving medium. An early example of this medium is my series, “Smear Paintings.” I create ephemeral paintings, collages or installations, illuminate the ensemble with ambient lighting to obtain a dimensional effect, photograph using depth of field as a compositional tool and print with minimal post-processing. The ephemera are dismantled, and live only as a single canvas print. I call this medium, “Captured Collage, Mixed Media in 2D.”
In each portrait, all elements that are seen alongside the artist are examples of his artwork.
Peter Coes, a long-time resident of Cape Cod is a multidimensional artist, and a master
He is also an experienced mariner, model boat builder, general handyman, and the list goes on, but always ends with nice human being!
To appreciate the depth and breadth of his exceptional and unique art, and to meet a genuine artist, please visit his website at www.petercoesgallery.com and drop by his studio on Historic Route 6A in Cummaquid, Massachusetts.
“Artist as Alchemist” was on show in 2015 at “Structures & Remnants” an exhibition hosted by the Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA.