“ Colors represent statement of life, harmony, survival and hope. My strong and bold colors form a scientific approach of healing minds and eyes color therapy. It also unwinds and exhilarates the mood of the viewers. Abstract Expressionism is a form of expressing inner feelings where I am not bound by formalities such as following and adhering to the rules and guidelines of shape and form as well as colors used.”
- Azlan Adam
Sketching is a part of on going process to capture subject matter or idea in order to ease artist in doing his artwork. Once the artist commence his new work,he will refer to the sketches as a guideline. On the other hand some artists sketch directly instantly onto the canvas upon getting the idea.
I prefer to sketch whenever I have new ideas in mind. Normally the ideas came spontaneously. There are two ways of transforming my ideas onto the surface either on my sketchbook/papers or direct sketching on the stretched canvas. I used either artline pen on my sketchbook and acrylic paint on the stretched canvas( a monotone sketch or brushstrokes). Looking at my sketching one could easily note that I only apply single line sketch. In fact in all my artworks I had no specific subject matters that are seen or visualised. All are from my mind. That is what the MINDSKETCHING theme is all about.
To understand my artworks is quite easy because I focus more on colors which are bold,brilliant and vibrant. Besides they are more energetic and colorful. The themes and titles I frequently used dominates my journey in art. It tells the full scenerio of what I am looking and doing for in my real life. Art being part of me always concentrate between two sides of my real life that is being as an artist and a normal human being. I love jungle so much because of its surroundings. I hardly try to relate the jungle and the real life in most of my artworks. There are significant features between these two and most of it are very subjective. It needs more time to understand the coherent relationship between the jungle as an outside world and our real life.
Similarly to my artworks which requires the viewers to really understand the hidden text in order to match with the title given. That is why I focus more on the colors used and the brushstrokes rather then the title. Aspect of inner soul expression is part of the hidden text. It emphasize the depiction of emotions rather than the objects. Sometimes it could be considered as mind over matters as it is not really shown truely on in the artworks. Frequent views to my artworks could make one feel that it was just a sketch of colors overlappings on each other strengthened by spontaneous and loose brushstrokes together with repeated lines and dots.
Cool,soft and soothing colors represent harmony,freedom of mind,honesty and love while warmth and dark colors represent determination, focus and evolution of nature. Colors are everything. It takes the form.