NO COLOR WITHOUT LIGHT
Look at light and admire its beauty. Close your eyes, and then look again: what you saw is no longer there; and what you will see later is not yet. – Leonardo da Vinci
In Nicola Parente’s new body of work, No Color Without Light, color plays against grounds of luminous white, subtly evoking emotive facets of life and the presence of light that encompasses all. At its core light is energy, a vitality that permeates the latest expressions in a body of work that spans more than a decade.
The viewers journey begins by moving through space seeing from every angle, reflected light from metallic paint surfaces, and negative white space make color vibrant and alive.
Contemplation occurs with changing light, a result perhaps of a different environment or just because the time of day or circumstance has altered the light therefore changing the entire view. Change is a source of creation, it happens on its own and your awareness allows you the gift of seeing, participating and experiencing the work in a variety of contexts.
Parente’s dialogue with his own work is an exploration of the creative process through experience. Parente states “I explore movement, and from a visual perspective light creates visual images all around us. The speed of a fast train blurs vision, technology changes at the speed of light. It is those moments in life where we pause, for a crisp clean second and we see sharply the beauty in the world.”
In those moments, the art of Nicola Parente transcends on into a dialogue of its own engaging with the viewer to create something outside of the artist in the world and completely its own.