Selected Paintings 2009-2011

julian vadas bija

 "Bija" 2009, Oil and Acrylic on Masonite Panel 48" x 66"

In Sanskrit, the word "Bija" (literally seed) is used to describe a beginning or origin. This painting is a primordial one. It is volatile and turbulent but still manages to maintain a transcendent calm. In this way I have shaped it to reflect genesis or origination. The universe, on both the macro- and the micro-scale, manifests in volatility and intense transformation even as it remains calm and harmonious, in alignment with a cosmic organization. The colors and composition of this piece are directly influenced from a midnight climb to the top of active Volcan de Pacaya in Central Guatemala for spectacular close-up encounters with molten magma emerging from Earth. 


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