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Voodoo by JonnyPenn

I see you try to challenge the notion of boundary, form, what is self and non-self, and outside and inside. Everything is connected and...

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Voodoo by JonnyPenn
I see you try to challenge the notion of boundary, form, what is self and non-self, and outside and inside. Everything is connected and divided in some way or another. The azurite blue part of the puzzle all have the squiggly equal signs in magneta. Some areas are connected by the short lines as if woven like strings. And the white squares and electric tape walk freely around the overall surface as if unrestricted by national boundaries.

These are the abstract workings of the composition. I don't know how much of it relates to the topic of voodoo magic and the title. I cannot read your mind on this. However, I know that the colors and the composition are working well, and I will judge from what I see.

There is a playful quality about the overall work. This is impacting the technique, originality and impact, because the abstract composition could be much more complicated, aggressive, and detailed, but it's not. It's a stylistic choice that you made that comes as being playful and casual. Everything being flat is also the same sort of stylistic choice that you made.

Seeing that you sacrificed technique/impact for the playful vision/originality, we must ask how playful is this work, and how original? Not as much as I would like for it to be. The wispy forms of lemon yellow are somewhat stereotypical and familiar. I almost see some shapes like dinosaur, but they feel too squarish and long, and the stitches of blue that extend through the long borders aren't helping, causing the shapes to look fragmented and cracked. Playfulness is not aggressive enough, in my opinion, to make this work truly spectacular.

I think you approached this project rather casually in your own comfort zone and at your familiar pace. If you had a lot of fun doing this work, that's all that matters. We don't need to be all tense all the time. So I say to you, Good work. I like it, but I wish I could fall in love with it.
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inquietum Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Thanks for watching)
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pastelchu Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
uwelcome! 
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Art-deWhill Featured By Owner May 11, 2015   General Artist
Hey CP, thanks so very much for your latest fave, it means a lot! :)
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ActionMarc Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for watching! :) (Smile) I like your art too!
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Elena-Palenko Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014
Hi! Thanks for watching! 
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kyri-IS-dark Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
thank you kindly for the favourites...... :)
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pastelchu Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
no problem! your art is maazing!
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kyri-IS-dark Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014
thanks.... :)
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anguana Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
your work is very impressive. Great style!
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pastelchu Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
thank you
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