It is a pleasure to be welcoming Nectarios Livisianos back to the gallery for his second solo show with us. His vibrant paintings always fill our gallery with colour, energy and joy.
When Nectarios was describing this exhibition to us, he emphasised that he was wanting to create affordable art. He has certainly achieved that here!
‘Abstracticus’ Series — $165 each
acrylic on upcycled canvas, 50 x 60 cm
In Nectarios’s own words…
‘Abstracticus is a series of paintings that explores the concept of abstraction in art. The paintings are composed of geometric shapes, lines, and colours that create a sense of movement, depth, and harmony. The paintings do not represent any specific objects or scenes but rather invite the viewer to interpret them in their own way. Abstracticus is a reflection of the artist’s creative vision and expression, as well as a challenge to the conventional notions of what art is and can be.
The process of creating Abstracticus paintings is a combination of intuition and experimentation. I start with a blank canvas and choose a palette of colours that suit my mood and inspiration. There is no planning the composition beforehand but rather l allow the shapes and colours to interact and evolve as I paint. I also add layers of paint and textures to create contrast and depth in the paintings. The final result is a unique and original abstract painting that expresses my vision and emotion.’
What is the meaning behind the colours used in Abstracticus?
The colours used in Abstracticus are not meant to have a fixed or universal meaning but rather to evoke different emotions and associations in the viewer. The artist chooses the colors based on their personal preference, mood, and inspiration, as well as the aesthetic and symbolic effects they want to create. For example, some of the colours used in Abstracticus are:
Red. A colour that can represent passion, energy, excitement, or danger. It can also create a sense of warmth, contrast, or drama in the paintings. Red can attract attention and stimulate the viewer’s senses.
Blue. A colour that can represent calmness, tranquillity, peace, or sadness. It can also create a sense of depth, coolness, or harmony in the paintings. Blue can relax and soothe the viewer’s mind.
Yellow. A colour that can represent happiness, optimism, brightness, or creativity. It can also create a sense of light, warmth, or joy in the paintings. Yellow can inspire and uplift the viewer’s mood.
Green. A colour that can represent nature, growth, freshness, or balance. It can also create a sense of stability, harmony, or vitality in the paintings. Green can heal and restore the viewer’s spirit.
These are just some examples of the possible meanings behind the colours used in Abstracticus. However, Nectarios does not intend to impose any specific interpretation on the viewer, but rather to let them find their own meaning and connection with the paintings. The colours are meant to be expressive and suggestive, not definitive and literal.
Nectarios Livisianos is a Sydney born abstract expressionist painter who uses vibrant colours to create different moods in his works. A vivid colour palette delivers a sense of cheerfulness, moodiness and a little tongue in cheek humour to his audience.
You can find out more about his practice and work at nectarioslivisianos.com