Extraordinary works on paper by artist Art Venti, who experiments with shadow, light and depth in an environment that starts with a forest of tissues in a light box. The view in this box of translucent paper suggests landscape scenes that seem to move and change as the sun crosses the sky. If the inferred panorama is beguiling enough, the mind will move from the seen to the unseen and finally to what can only be a dream.
Mixed Media: Predominantly colour pencils, water colour underlayer, lasceaux finishing spray, on 100% rag paper. Images are amorphic shapes, gracefully moving or motionless. The entire surface of the paper is covered with intensely detailed work. Each piece takes a minimum of four months or more to complete. The compositions appear dream like.