In the manner of Optical art painters i have devised complex optical spaces by manipulating repetitive forms such as parallel lines, checkerboard patterns and concentric circles, or by creating chromatic tensions from the juxtaposition of complementary colours, creating illusions of movement. This creation of effects through the use of pattern and line, wavy lines placed close to one another on the pictorial surface, creating such a volatile figure-ground relationship, is never allowed to reach a point that begins to hurt the viewer’s eyes. This substantiates another earlier observation that “my best is courteous towards the viewer.”
The discipline and control in my works are unlikely outputs of a chaotic mind.
The coercive suggestion of movement created by lines and patterns, either in black and white or even in colour, generates a perceptual ambiguity, created by the undulated surfaces, evaluating geometry even in the lyric. The contours through gradations of colour and implications of light, the symmetry, the rhythm and flow of lines, though carrying the visual solicitations of Optical art, have implications quite independent of the genre.
Made up entirely of curvilinear black and white stripes that are not contained by contour line, the stripes appear to both meld into and burst forth from the surrounding background of the composition. To the viewer looking at my works the impression is one of movement, hidden images, flashing and vibrating patterns, or alternatively, of swelling or warping. The effect achieved is one of visual tension in the viewer's mind.
My approach is the fact that i use the tools of Optical art, perceptually kinetic in its intent, as my device for conveying quite the opposites of calm and ease. Geometry-based, my works are mostly non-representational, except perhaps the light at the end of the tunnel, signifying hope and joy, radiating energy achieved by efficient colour management both in terms of power and finesse. Positive and negative spaces share equal importance, where clearly, one could not be created without the other.