Angela Johal
You Hear The Colours
October 1 - October 27, 2018

Angela Johal

Johal’s paintings are full of color and energy. Her focus is on geometric shapes, hard edge painting and an intuitive color palette inspired more by music and primal rhythms than rigorous theory. The result is a stunning array of upbeat paintings that reference many different art historical periods and movements. Johal is a meticulous detailed painter with crisp sharp edges, smooth flat surfaces and bold palettes. You will see Mid-Century Modern, hip 60s and a little Op Art with some homage to Victor Vasarely, Karl Benjamin and Frank Stella.

 

“Music plays an essential part in my painting process. I select the music to go with each painting and I simply cannot paint without music. Music, like painting reaches within to react directly upon the emotions.  Color vibrates for me on the canvas just like music does in my ears.  When I paint, I do not distinguish between what I hear and what I see, it's like a blending of the senses, a ‘Chromesthetic’ experience where heard sounds evoke an experience of color on the canvas.”

 

“Initially, I work out my compositions with pencil in hand and transfer this sketch to the canvas. I then select the music and allow the paint colors to be selected intuitively and in a random manner. It is interesting how the same color can appear completely different when placed next to others and how each color added changes the entire painting. I find that when regular color patterns are applied, the viewer finishes looking at the painting way too quickly where if colors are painted randomly, the viewer is really never done looking.”

 

“In the Polychromatic Scale paintings there is a gradual color change in the polygon shapes which echoes polychromatic music where you hear much more than the standard chromatic scale with the use of electronic keyboards.”

Angela Johal Euphonic Colour No.7 Acrylic polymer on canvas 
60 x 48 Available at David Richard Gallery New York (DavidRichardGallery.com) Angela Johal
Euphonic Colour No.7
Acrylic polymer on canvas
60 x 48 x 1.5 inches
 
Angela Johal Polychromatic Scale No.5 2018 Acrylic polymer on canvas 48 x 60 Available at David Richard Gallery New York (DavidRichardGallery.com) Angela Johal
Polychromatic Scale No.5
Acrylic polymer on canvas
2018
48 x 60 x 1.5 inches
 
Angela Johal You Hear the Colours No.2 2016 Acrylic polymer on canvas 48 x 60 Available at David Richard Gallery New York (DavidRichardGallery.com) Angela Johal
You Hear the Colours No.2
Acrylic polymer on canvas
2016
48 x 60 x 1.5 inches
 
Angela Johal Variations On A Theme No.7 2018 Acrylic polymer on canvas 48 x 60 Available at David Richard Gallery New York (DavidRichardGallery.com) Angela Johal
Variations On A Theme No.7
Acrylic polymer on canvas
2018
48 x 60 x 1.5 inches
 
Angela Johal Polychromatic Scale No.3 2018 Acrylic polymer on canvas 48 x 48 Available at David Richard Gallery New York (DavidRichardGallery.com) Angela Johal
Polychromatic Scale No.3
Acrylic polymer on canvas
2018
48 x 48 x 1.5 inches
 
Angela Johal Emanations No.12 2017 Acrylic polymer on canvas 48 x 60 Available at David Richard Gallery New York (DavidRichardGallery.com) Angela Johal
Emanations No.12
Acrylic polymer on canvas
2017
48 x 60 x 1.5 inches
 
Angela Johal Converging Colour No.3 2018 Acrylic polymer on canvas 48 x 60 Available at David Richard Gallery New York (DavidRichardGallery.com) Angela Johal
Converging Colour No.3
Acrylic polymer on canvas
2018
48 x 60 x 1.5 inches