BEAUTIFUL DISASTER // a visual exploration in the duality of nature.

By KAZILLA in collaboration with You and I are love and Rise Up gallery.

Exhibit dates: March 22 – April 20, 2014, contact gallery for appointment.

When you break life down to its simplest form, you are left with nothing but molecular material. these molecules are joined and linked together to create all that is around us, and within us. Thus giving us life, the duality of life and death, positive and negative, action and reaction, a beautiful disaster.

In this body of work, I tried to break down my traditional process and try to work in reverse. Almost like trying to write with your non-dominant hand, I struggled with the balance of negative and positive space. So often I use color as a buffer and segwey into the subject of my work. Splashing color, letting the paint run and move and shift until im comfortable with a blanket of color before I even start to consider what to put on top of it. Then typically I freehand a design, or I specifically choose a direction, the execute my subject matter. This work, I broke down the normal routine, explore ways to open the mental process to new avenues of direction and inspiration. Then came the fun part – getting loose, freeing my form. Using excessive color, salt, spray paint, house paint, and even tempra to create the base work. Then Instead of using this as a backdrop, I worked with the random patterns and shapes within the layers of paint to find a fill for my subject. Using bold empty spaces, I created a void, an opportunity to realize the construct and architecture of what made my subject come to life. Bringing balance to the works I finished the statement by adding either cellular masses, which resemble not only the being, but the environment around them, as well as geometric patterns, which express the way that our own energy, life and actions would look in a 2 dimensional space.

Exploring free form: We all have good and bad habbits, all learned through past behaviors. The beauty of free hand or “live” work is that the act of pure inspiration and creation comes from a place without habits.  Dive deeper than the mental, deep within your psyche/DNA/ancestral lines, or WHEREVER your ‘make and break’ primal instinct has sprung from. once your are free from that pre-conceived notion, we are open to formulate organic thoughts and concepts and therefore our creativity flows freely. Bruce Lee couldn’t have put it better when he remarked : “You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water in a cup, it becomes the cup. When you pour water in a bottle, it becomes the bottle. When you pour water in a teapot, it becomes the teapot.”