About this Artwork
The “Rotary” paintings series focus on a shallow, mostly monochromatic surface that include bas-relief planes “locked” together against a more “fluid”, painterly background.
The dripped surface of that background is only seen through small openings, or gaps between the flat, assembled forms.
The tension of overlapping foreground shapes and the contrary background treatment is accentuated by the high-key yellow color that pushes the composition forward toward the viewer.
It creates a drama that might not readily be associated with such a shallow space that includes subtle shifts and provides a perceptual twist that has a kind of electric visual charge.
About the Artist
Macyn Bolt is an American abstract painter. Using a visual language informed by geometric abstraction, he creates artworks that examine how color and form create shifts in visual perception.
He lives and works in Brooklyn, NY, and upstate Pennsylvania.