“Big Red Ball”
Artist: Benjamin Klemencic
Painting: Acrylic and Ink on Canvas, on stretcher, gallery wrap
Size: (height x width x depth)
7.9 x 11.8 x 0.6 in
20 x 30 x 1.5 cm
When opening a box of freshly arrived art supplies a scalpel fell onto the canvas. Under a thick drop of blood-red acrylic, the wound is now healed. And I like the result so much that I declare the painting as finished.
An art critic can think of these contrasts of form (three-dimensional ball in front of a flat background), colour and material (undiluted, strong acrylic paint versus ink in delicate shades) as a metaphor for the interplay of fragility and stability. I do not contradict, but remember the words of Bob Ross
“We do not make mistakes – just happy little accidents.”
and smile. You too?