My initial geometric compositions, which date from 1969, were made exclusively with circles and curves and were very colorful.
Over time, my work became much more uncluttered; curves gave way to straight lines. Then I quickly gave priority to simple forms—squares or rectangles—covered with from flat to glossy paint.
For some time, I have worked with relief, adding thickness to the geometric forms, and I added colored rods whose shadows create interesting graphic effects: the colors’ reflections enrich the color harmonies.
To begin with, I explore small formats. I create cardboard reliefs and try out different color harmonies.
Currently, I carve my geometric forms in a medium that I color or wax, opposing matte to shiny. Proportion is an ongoing concern as well as color relations within a restrained palette.
Little by little, I simplify and simplify again …
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email Daniel Tostivint