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Contemporary Black and White Art


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In these black and white contemporary abstract art works (below), Ranna® adopted a more aggressive approach to laying large forms onto her canvas, less deliberate than her 1990s abstract art. Abstract art at its purest, the forms in these new pieces have an epic quality that frees Ranna Lachlan's work from Asian calligraphic influences typical of her 1990s abstract art. Through Ranna's continued use of her signature reflective and refractive Shimmer Art™ techniques, pictorial space is constantly advancing and receding, figure and ground change place depending on angle of view or light on the surface, black becomes silver, white becomes grey, grey becomes silver, silver becomes black. Nothing is as it seems and flux rules. Yet visual logic remains uncompromised in each fugitive moment of flux. Part of Ranna's Lachlan's well-documented, cyclic, black and white phases that regularly punctuate her work, this black and white series is abstract art at its most magical. (Winchester Arts Management, Washington D.C.)

The "Doorway" series.

Image - black & white  work, © Ranna®. Photo by Ranna Lachlan
Mixed media on paper, 24" x 18". © Ranna®.

 

AND... Selected works from Ranna's Rip series - black and white abstract art.

© Ranna®, mixed media on canvas:

Copyright painting, black & white abstract art: "Rip (16) - Flying Where Seahorses Kiss", © Ranna®.

#1 Contemporary black and white abstract art, 376cm x 137cm/ 148" x 54". © Ranna®.

copyright protected, black & white abstract art: "Rip (13) - Noh Character [Water Dancer]", painting, © Ranna®.
#2 Contemporary black and white
abstract art, 52cm x 90cm/ 60" x 39". © Ranna®(NFS.)
  copyright protected, black & white abstract art: "Rip (14) - Chambers", painting. © Ranna®.
#3 Contemporary black and white
abstract art, 152cm x 90cm/ 60" x 39".
© Ranna®
 

copyright protected, black & white abstract art: "Rip (15) - Sea Being", painting. © Ranna®.
#4 Contemporary black and white
abstract art, 152cm x 152cm/ 60" x 60". © Ranna®

 

 

copyright painting by Ranna - black & white abstract art: "Rip - I think my wolves came with me".
#5 Contemporary black and white
abstract art, 48" X 60"/ 122cm x 152cm. © Ranna®

 

copyright protected - black & white abstract art: "Rip: Someone Else Came, Too", painting. © Ranna®.
#6 Contemporary black and white
abstract art, rip - someone else came, too. © Ranna®

copyright protected - black & white abstract art: "Rip: Breath", painting. © Ranna®.
#8 Contemporary black and white
abstract art, rip - breath. © Ranna®

copyright protected - black & white abstract art: "Rip: Drift", painting. © Ranna®.
#10 Contemporary black and white
abstract art, rip - drift. © Ranna®

 

copyright protected - black & white abstract art: "Rip: Sublime Remove", painting. © Ranna®.
#7 Contemporary black and white
abstract art, rip - sublime remove. © Ranna®

copyright protected - black & white abstract art: "Rip: Cloth Skin Character", painting. © Ranna®.
#9 Contemporary black and white
abstract art, rip - cloth skin character. © Ranna®

copyright protected - black & white abstract art: "Rip: Mantle", painting. © Ranna®.
#11 Contemporary black and white
abstract art, rip - mantle. © Ranna®

 

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REVIEWER: Ranna's art "...explores the profound while serving as a portal to beauty."
(Kennelly, E., re Island, Continent exhibition by Ranna®, Washington DC.
The author writes for Art & Antiques, Art & Auction, ARTnews.)


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