Wk 13 – Artist Interview – Jeff Dulla

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    This week’s gallery consisted of a collaboration of artist putting their pieces in the same gallery. There was quite a variety work and it showed how different a form of art can get from being realistic to abstract. There was probably a piece that everyone could find that suited their liking. The one piece that stood out for me is by Jeff Dulla which is called “Cyclical Nature”.
    The main thing that really caught my attention was the sun and the choice of color that Jeff choose. It’s funny because from there the painting lead me to the front of foreground of it. All the dark and ominous coloring leading to a white and black pattern for some reason reminds me of limbo. To be honest I kind of felt like that which is what made the drawing really interesting. It took me a while to stop looking at the drawing because it made me keep thinking of where this place would be.
    The transition in each part of the color change is also very impressive. There isn’t a part in the painting where the transition is sudden. Jeff was able to transition the colors by easily slightly mixing the colors into other previous parts. Take for example the red portion of the painting. He was able to transition it from light blue to the white and black pattern. At first I thought it didn’t work but at the same time it did somehow. It was a smart decision because at the same time the blue fits with the darker blue portion in the painting.
    Overall this is one of those paintings that really gets your mind thinking and that’s exactly what we need now a days. People want art to be straightforward but what’s the point in that when everything is already so straightforward. The complexity of art is what gets our minds thinking which tends to be lacking nowadays because technology tends to do the hard parts.
    If you’d like to see some of the other art work within the gallery make sure you click on the tag: csulbdrawpaint. You really won’t want to miss it out on seeing the rest of the gallery.


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