Ep1 live from Mallorca, Spain features painter, Grason Ratowsky. His works are physical representations of the extruded subconscious. Fragments of memories, experiences and imagination come forth to compile uniquely schematic arrangements that invite the viewer to move into a space of speculation.  Rooted in neo-expressionism, the process involves a surge of wild strokes to a given surface with little end intention in mind.

Once the vision begins to reveal itself, steps of deduction and abstraction ensue to finally highlight and exemplify form and figure. In this way, Ratowsky does not hold a definite intention to paint objectively. Rather, he paints what lies in between and what’s between the lines.

When a figurative object placed in a scene is brought to life in his paintings, it is not the figure itself that he is translating but the emotion it evokes. He highlights the soul of the scene rather than the universal comprehension of it.

Merging the lines between neo/abstract expressionism with surrealism and figurativism helps him rearrange the usage of output to identify a hidden meaning. An unforeseen truth is revealed to the viewer in which they’re able to weave in their own personal emotional value and story.

Kipton Cronkite

I launched the ‘Thinking of Art’ instagram live series in 2020 to connect collectors to artists and creatives from around the world.

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