Rudolf Urech-Seon - Composition 11, undated
Oil on canvas
101 x 106 cm
In his "Composition 11" Rudolf Urech-Seon creates an abstract compound of curved monochrome colour surfaces, which show clear signs of figuration.
With a reduced palette of seven colour shades, Urech-Seon combines flat shapes together to articulate two figure-like forms. These figures resemble mysterious dreamy creatures with subtle human attributes. Their eyes are particularly poignant, as they are the only elements in the painting with defined linear borders. Despite the limitations of the abstract composition, the two bizarre figures even seem to possess particular characteristics: While the one on the right seems determined, strong and dominant, the other one appears to be backing away, intimidated or insecure. The right figure raises grandly a red sphere in front of him, which conforms the centre of the entire composition.
Urech-Seon's painting lacks spatial depth, yet it has without doubt a narrative and a certain spatiality in it. In contrast, his thin layers of paint enhance the impression of two-dimensional flatness. Skillfully the artist seems to amplify such small opposites, enhancing thereby the tension and otherworldliness of the whole composition.