CHRISTMAS (a.k.a. “Moon Shards”) – Original. Acrylic on canvas, 30x25x1 cm, 2020
This original artwork uses a unique combination of acrylic paint on stretched canvas. Framing is not required. The artwork is signed on the front, provided with a certificate of authenticity and is sold unframed, ready to hang.
Pursuing her exploration of the acrylic technique she first experienced with “Deep Dive”, Syona goes a step further and challenges us with this complex artwork, surprisingly called “Christmas (Moon Shards)”. On a relatively small surface of canvas, Syona condenses several textures and layers, shapes and shadows, in a paradoxical geometry, which defies everything we knew so far about geometry. Shapes are almost perfect, but lines and angles push us towards an unexpected perspective.
We see the Star (sphere-shaped), we see the Manger (trapeze-shaped), we see the Presents (quad-shaped), we see the Holly Mother (“L”-shaped) sitting and presenting her Baby (triangle-shaped). After a moment, when we got used with this eccentric group of shapes, we discover in the left side, illumined by the star, a monochrome silhouette of a blue man, watching in awe the sacred geometry. Then we realise that the triangle we took for the Holly Baby, appears to be more of a Christmas tree, with delicate decorations on its surface. Ultimately, nothing is what it seems. Reality is just a matter of perspective. Syona’s art is not explicit, she is not telling us what to see, she is simply inviting us to open the eyes and see whatever we are prepared to see.