Sunday, April 26, 2009

New Age Mondrian - Klas Ernflo's Color Pad

By: Klas Ernflo, from the series "Color Pad"

I've come to the conclusion that I have a slightly unhealthy addiction to Art History - it's my security blanket in the arts. The art of yesterday has been consolidated into nice little boxes of time and style and technique. When I am presented with a new artist I immediately analyze the work as I would a piece from the past.

Klas Ernflo's "Color Pad" series is an amazing example of what I am experiencing these days as I wade through hundreds of articles about new creations. Can you guess why the "Color Pad" series is so attractive to me? View bellow:

The "Color Pad" series screamed Piet Mondrian the second I saw it. Clean and bold colors each carefully placed in their own little area on the canvas. The main difference is that Ernflo uses organic forms which seem to be slightly alive and dribbling around on the canvas (still NEVER mixing) where as Mondrian's color "subjects" are static and unmoving. This series is the new age Mondrian.

I particularly enjoy the peices in which plaid is intorduced into the "color pallette." Ernflo has some other work which is also interesting. Please visit to see more!

Original Source: Free People's Blog
Artists Website AND Image Source: KLAS ENRNFLO'S
Mondrian Image: Story Board Toys

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