Abstract Art: The SOCRATES' ECHOES Series

In this series, I use abstract symbols to depict the various ways we fight for the truth and the threats to it in the age of mass communication and information manipulation. The subject depicted ranges from the Socratic Method to the fleetingness of phenomena; from Malala's fight girls' right to education to Siddhartha's road to enlightenment; from Tim Berners-Lee's World Wide Web  to the firewall and the Dark Web.

 

All my paintings start with an idea. Using a crisp visual vocabulary, based on a single building block consisting of bars of various sizes, colors and textures, I give form to the idea. The Spiral symbol, standing for the dialectical Socratic Method in the search for truth, is a recurring, unifying image in my work. The twisting, pulsing forms denote either the force of chaos, or that of light & life, depending on context. Colors & textures are deployed for their emotional content. 

 

My intention is to apply my visual vocabulary to represent a multitude of ideas from various spheres of human thought – philosophy, sciences, politics, popular culture, etc…  Insofar as the viewer can grasp the idea through the visual construct in a Zen-like manner – as in deciphering a mathematical equation – and is prompted to engage in critical thinking, I have achieved my purpose.

Double- click on image, then right arrow

Socrates' Defiance
Socrates' Defiance

36W x 40H x 1T in, acrylic. Socrates choosing poison over submission to power (lower part) shines through the ages (top part)

press to zoom
The Socratic Method
The Socratic Method

30W x 30H x 1T in, acrylic. The spiral represents the Socratic method of arriving at Truth through dialogue and elimination of contradictions.

press to zoom
Breakthrough Seethrough
Breakthrough Seethrough

36W x 48H x 1.5T in, acrylic Ideas often make breakthroughs when we dare to see

press to zoom
Socrates' Defiance
Socrates' Defiance

36W x 40H x 1T in, acrylic. Socrates choosing poison over submission to power (lower part) shines through the ages (top part)

press to zoom
1/17