What is this all about?
Ova Nova is a large minimal modern art painting featuring blue and purple as its primary colours. Added to this are a dash of black and a hint of magenta. The main shapes and forms are applied to a pure white background layer.
Perhaps the most noticeable thing about this painting is its shape. I have taken care to contain all those wonderful shapes and forms into the centre of the canvas and let the painting move outwards as it sees fit.
Interpreting the painting
I guess, as its name kind of suggests, it’s a bit like an egg in so much as it’s shape is ovum-like and this may very well lend itself to the feeling of birth and the creation of something new. So the ideals of regeneration and renewal may also come in to play somewhere.
These loose interpretations are further solidified by the way I have used a few carefully chosen arcs and semi circles to envelope the edges. I only did that in places where the paint got a bit jagged and wayward.
Yet it didn’t feel like I had to contain everything; the opposite side to the arcs and circles sees a break away form and a series of small droplets. For me this is the point part that keeps everything moving.
You kind of know it needs to be there but still wonder if it’s going to move away or stay still. I find that I like this bit of tension; it gives thing s an edge. It keeps you on your toes.
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