Ella Kolanowska perfectly understands and feels the space and color; she is aware of the fact that the painting is the subject for mind, senses and soul. Her images in their savings, purity and transparency refer to minimalism but also to the philosophy of meditation. In addition to mathematical calculations, and depending on the color of energy in her paintings you can find a strong contemplative spirit extracted from delicate openwork points intricately applied yet building stable structures. She also shows faith in the Pythagorean power of numbers, proportions and perfect division, evident in her perfectly constructed layouts.
In her paintings the strongest emphasis is on the center. Human space is subjectively centralized, occurs widely, from the creation of the world, through the construction of cities and squares, and the house of each one of us. Subsequent force building her paintings are verticals and horizontals. Verticals are linking earthly world with the divine – and symbolize the human ability to overcome nature. Horizontal line is the earthly line of human life, the road to the sun.
Her compositions describe relations between planes and direction, open forms, affecting the space, which Ella Kolanowska frees in the canvas. All the elements: lines, plans, points in the rhythm of time-space are organized in order to achieve the ultimate harmony.Created forms impel towards meditation, organize and subordinate space. The images invite to an active participation and interaction.
These are a few of Ella Kolanowska’s pieces -please click the thumbnail for a larger view.