Andy Harwood, b.1983, a contemporary Australian artist, practising almost 20 years, has a design background which he harnesses to create complex mathematically derived compositions.
Adjusted Light explores the capacity for abstract geometry to evoke an emotive response in the viewer. Influenced by the Op Art movement, and in particular Josef Albers’ Homage to the Square, and Richard Anuszkiewicz’s Temple Series, Adjusted Light exploits the functional relationship between retina and brain, between seeing and interpreting.
The viewer’s sense of space and reality is distorted as shapes simultaneously appear to recede and advance. Harwood counters the structural precision of geometric forms by building colour in semi-transparent, painterly layers, fusing colours together to produce a kinetic, reverberating effect.