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Beti Bricelj

My work is the result of a carefully thought-out process that leaves nothing to chance. Each painting is developed from numerous sketches, which allows a precise and rational appreciation of the effect of every line, shape and colour. Everything is predetermined, yet it is only when a concept makes the leap from the sketch to the finished painting that its potential is realized, and I can see the full impact of my idea.

I place great importance on colour studies, and strive to harness the physicality of colour, its vibrations and the effects colours have on one another. The combination of the lines, grid network and variations of flat colour constantly move the eye through different levels, different directions and different depths within the painting. Each individual work of art not only represents a calculated geometric abstraction, but also serves as a vehicle to engage observers, allowing different associations and emotional states. Put simply, to be drawn into the work and react to it. Through this interaction, the viewer becomes trapped in two different systems of perception - mine and their own.

The most important purpose of my paintings is to make the audience stop and immerse themselves in the art, as they are compelled to think and contemplate its effect. 

My artwork encourages logical thinking as well as stimulating a personal reaction when the observer discovers their own explanations of the work.

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