Untitled
iron rust transferred, water colour, acrylic paint on paper
0,42 x 0,59 m
2017

Untitled
iron rust transferred, water colour, acrylic paint on paper
54 x 73 cm
2017

Big Orbit Babies

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iron rust transferred, water colour, acrylic paint on paper
54 x 73 cm
2017

orbit_salmon

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iron rust transferred, water colour, acrylic paint on paper
54 x 73 cm
2017

pink_green

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iron rust transferred, water colour, acrylic paint on paper
54 x 73 cm
2017

Purple Ciranda

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iron rust transferred, water colour, acrylic paint on paper
54 x 73 cm
2017

orbits_latest_purple_large

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iron rust transferred, water colour, acrylic paint on paper
42 x 59 cm
2017

orbits_latest_red_orbit

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iron rust transferred, water colour, acrylic paint on paper
42 x 59 cm
2017

orbits_latest-green_moon

Untitled
iron rust transferred, water colour, acrylic paint on paper
53 x 73 cm
2017

orbits-003

Untitled
iron rust transferred, water colour, acrylic paint on paper
42 x 59 cm
2017

orbits-005

Untitled
iron rust transferred, water colour, acrylic paint on paper
35 x 45 cm
2017

orbits-007

Untitled
iron rust transferred, water colour, acrylic paint on paper
35 x 45 cm
2017

orbits-010

Untitled
iron rust transferred, water colour, acrylic paint on paper
35 x 45 cm
2017

orbits-012

Untitled
iron rust transferred, water colour, acrylic paint on paper
42 x 59 cm
2017

orbits-015

Untitled
iron rust transferred, water colour, acrylic paint on paper
35 x 45 cm
2017

orbits-018

Transparency test
iron rust transferred, water colour, acrylic paint on paper
35 x 45 cm
2017

orbits-020

Paramercium 1
iron rust transferred, water colour, acrylic paint on paper
42 x 59 cm
2017

paramercium_1

Paramercium 2
iron rust transferred, water colour, acrylic paint on paper
42 x 59 cm
2017

paramercium_2

Orbits and Connections

This series of work is related to physical constant motion. The intention was to make a visual analogy with an imaginary world, shifting between solid and liquid elements, which is a basic natural law. Whether in a cosmic or earthly (biological) level, everything turns around something or shifts in search of connection. The works are a mixed media production in which I used iron rust transferred (on paper or canvas), water colour and acrylic paint. I have been using rusted iron plates submersed in water to provoke oxidation for the past ten years. åMy fascination with the effect is the alchemic reaction of oxidation, which is the mineral return to its natural form.

The ambiguity of a form, consciously controlled (by the plates design) and its texture, is the autonomous expression that I symbolically associate to our subconscious independent ways of manifesting ourselves. The visual consequence, in my opinion, is a surface of living organisms. Once the design structure is defined, watercolor comes into the form, and then acrylic paint is played on the larger areas. Finally, transparencies and lines occur with the intention of establishing a harmonious dialogue between the composition’s elements.

Selected Works

orbits2017

biology2015

baroque2012

mini alchemy2010-2012

alchemy2008-2009

almonds2005

transparency2004-2005

forms2004

paper2003-2005

earth1991-1993

© guilherme werneck 2018