23 September - 16 October 2021

Steli Christoff

23 September– 16 October 2021

The word “Light” holds an extremely positive power in itself. It is the intangible energy that underlies our existence. One of the main characteristics of light in terms of perception by the human eye is color.
For Kandinsky, color is both form and content, it is a tool, not a means of expression. Its psychological and even physical impact is well known. In chromotherapy, for example, colored light can have a particular effect on the entire human body. In general, color is a tool that has a direct effect on the soul.
Very close to my sensitivity is the understanding that the harmony of colors must be based on the principle of the appropriate touch of the human soul. But every human soul is unique, it feels and perceives the world in its unique way. In this case, the challenge for the artist is exceptional. Conveying a personal emotion and history to the viewer through color is a special kind of experiment.
Intuition is leading in “listening” to the music of color. The shape follows the process as I build successive layers of lines, intertwining and influencing each other, to achieve a rich interaction of color, shape and rhythm.
I try to create a sense of space and movement, of a “self-organizing” system. The use of a specific technique (epoxy resin) to isolate the painting layer is a particularly sought-after effect. This creates a kind of a “distance” between the viewer and the surface of the canvas (painting), just as light can be seen but cannot be touched. Starting from the physical meaning of the concept of “Light” to reach its mystical and spiritual essence.