colours

Tagsmart Weekly Discovery: Rod Jones, The Creator of Receptive Abstract Patternism

Tagsmart discovers Rod Jones, a Southern Californian artist known to be the creator of receptive abstract patternism.
Rod Jones says: “I push my chosen art style with every painting I do. Some are more successful than others. But I’m not afraid to challenge either the viewer or myself. If I can use color and form in an eclectic way and still maintain some semblance of continuity, then I am accomplishing my goal.”

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The style he embraced is one that evolved from initially painting in the Impressionist style. Today his art is considered by many to be especially authentic. When viewed, the body of his art has a common theme yet each piece clearly stands on its own. His work is constantly evolving and the style that he has created is open-ended and has no restrictions.

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His style has been named Receptive Abstract Patternism™, a term coined by his daughter. She determined that the style revolves around the artist receiving conscious and sub-conscious signals and stimuli to create an image independent of common form, held together by the continuity and comfort of a pattern.

The style is ever evolving, but so many of the pieces that have been created are a testament to true artistic originality.

Find out more about the artists by visiting his website: https://rodjonesartist.com

Tagsmart weekly Discovery: Charles Clapshaw, a Tropical Paradise

Charles Clapshaw is a post-abstract expressionist painter from Australia inspired by the great masters of art such as: Sol LeWitt, Frank Stella, Milan Mrkusich, Donald Judd, Michael Johnson, Kandinsky, Malevich, Klee and Hilma af Klint.

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Form and colour dominate Charles’s art with the painting developing the shape of the subject along with the texture of the paint.  
The subjects of his art, consist of personal stories interwoven among theories of space, dimension, and weight. The simplicity of the lines and the vibrancy of the colourful layers makes its form the sole subject matter.

Charles uses the space of his canvas to create visual tricks based on viewing angles and lighting by giving the observer the ability to move around the painting, look underneath and up above the work and yet adds another aspect to how his painting can be interpreted and viewed.

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The lines and layers in his work create a unique space on the canvas and reflect the painter’s unique style. Breaking the logic and rules of the paintings is part of Charle’s ongoing contradiction.


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Charles Clapshaw is currently in Bondi Australia painting a wall drawing. He has works for sale in Bali, Bangkok, and Edinburgh.
For more information visit his website: http://charlesclapshaw.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/charlesclapshaw/
To buy visit: Saatchi Art

Tagsmart Weekly Discovery: Claudia Legge, The Transcendent Power of Colours

Claudia Legge is an award-winning photographer based in London. She works and exhibits worldwide. She is renowned for her underwater photography but she also works as a fashion photographer and traveling photographer and shoot album covers and music videos for the likes of Laura Marling, a British Folk singer- songwriter and musician.

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Claudia’s current exhibition, Spectrum at the Talisman London will be on until the 24th of November. The exhibition shows her recent work which can be divided in works “created” underwater with a strong focus on colour and light and works “observed”, characterized by strong colour and simple and almost abstract design.


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Claudia’s Art is extremely suggestive dominated by brightly-coloured pictures.Colours are fundamental to the artist, she said that studies have demonstrated that our mental health, behaviour, and general efficiency in life depends to a great extent on normal colour balance. It is proved that when something goes wrong  or is out of balance, we can strengthen our energy centers through the conscious use of colour.


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She adds that: “Our bodies absorb colour energy through the vibration colour gives off. All organs, body systems, and functions are connected to these energy centers effect by colour. Hopefully, these colours will have a positive neurological effect on my audience. Spectrum intends to inspire and uplift.”

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS:

SPECTRUM until the 24th of November at Talisman Gallery, London

All images are available for sale and are limited edition prints. Please email claudia@claudialegge.com for more information or visit her website at: https://www.claudialegge.com