For those who follow for some years know that one of my most beloved artworks at home is made by Norwegian visual artist Fino Prydz. Inscribed with his minimalist vocabulary and abstracted forms, Prydz’s paintings display a sensibility towards colour and a subdued palette is used to focus on the natural materials such as lime, plaster and graphite. Together they lay the foundation for an exploration of the relationship between form and material. Recently he found himself a new studio in New York ánd released a new serie of paintings… Behind the form.
With this new series, Fino is investigating forms that have been saved in his visual rolodex and letting them come through in their most primal way – a black and white color scheme. Several layers have been laid down to create a background for the forms to rest on, these layers have later been sanded down to expose the steps that have been taken to get to the right stage. The goal is to achieve a compositional tension, reminiscent of the feeling of growth and development, this tension is further explored by splitting up forms and reconnecting them with negative space – symbolizing time and pending processes.
All images courtesy Fino Prydz