5D

Today we are surrounded by images and visuals that support the ego, abstraction is a way of liberating oneself from the visual conditions confining the mind’s eye, and only through abstraction, the viewer can read the language that is the individual’s own. This series of paintings is based on and inspired by the Vedic texts in the Upanishads. The organic shapes and vibrant hues open new visual fields and stimulate higher dimensions of imagination to flow into the subconscious.

Each painting is a fractal of color that starts as a liquid drop that grows into a paint crystal.  Artists in essence deal with transmutation. May it be for higher consciousness always.

In math, the 5th dimension is an abstraction that occurs frequently, where it is a legitimate construct and has been used to develop a unified field theory, described by the Kaluza - Klein theory. In new age consciousness, this higher 5th dimension is a state of being that is characterized by love, joy, peace, gratitude, and compassion. Even tho these areas are the polar opposites of one another they are part of the same whole. They exist in an abstract relation to each other but both aim for understanding the experience of reality. The paintings can be also interpreted as structural models for a multi-dimensional universe as suggested by the M theory, formulated by Edward Witten, who states that the M should stand for “magic”, “mystery”, or “membrane” according to taste.

AN OCEAN OF SPIRIT

Untitled, 2018
23 x 36 in
59 x 92 cm
benglis medium
Untitled, 2017
36 x 56 in
92 x 143 cm
benglis medium
Untitled, 2018
16 x 40 in
41 x 102 cm
benglis medium
Untitled, 2016
36 x 49 in
92 x 125 cm
benglis medium
Untitled, 2018
30 x 44 in
77 x 112 cm
benglis medium
Untitled, 2018
29 x 42 in
74 x 107 cm
benglis medium
Untitled, 2016
28 x 42 in
72 x 107 cm
benglis medium
Untitled, 2016
28 x 42 in
72 x 107 cm
benglis medium
Lato, 2018
38 x 66 in
97 x 168 cm
benglis medium
Fluid Dynamics, 2019
52 x 38 in
132 x 97 cm
benglis medium
Untitled, 2017
50 x 68 in
127 x 173 cm
benglis medium
Untitled, 2018
50 x 68 in
127 x 173 cm
benglis medium
Untitled, 2016
35 x 41 in
89 x 105 cm
benglis medium

PANCHA BHOOTA

Akash (Ether), 2019
72 x 86 in
183 x 219 cm
benglis medium
Prithvi (Earth), 2019
72 x 86 in
183 x 219 cm
benglis medium
Vayu (Wind), 2019
72 x 86 in
183 x 219 cm
benglis medium
Agni (Fire), 2019
72 x 86 in
183 x 219 cm
benglis medium
Varuna (Water), 2019
72 x 86 in
183 x 219 cm
benglis medium

PROCESS

The undersurface of the Benglis medium picks up the bottom layer and the two combine into one.

The undersurface of the Bengalis medium picks up the bottom layer and the two combine into one. The image will be reversed.

PROCESS

The undersurface of the Bengalis medium picks up the bottom layer and the two combine into one.

FLOW

It begins with color and water. Then seperation, the water evaporates and the surface is left with pure color. Only a thin acrylic glaze remains.

FLOW

It begins with flow. Then seperation, the water evaporates and the surface is left with pure color. Only a thin acrylic glaze remains.

BENGLIS MEDIUM

To lift all that remains, latex and acrylic is poured over the surface to form a benglis medium. Once dry the medium or skin, is peeled off the surface.

BENGALIS MEDIUM

To lift all that remains, latex and acrylic is poured over the surface to form a bengalis medium. Once dry the medium or skin, is peeled off the surface.

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