Cut is a colorful abstract piece painted by Odili Donald Odita. Odita’s abstract paintings combine hard-edged bands of color with an earthy African palette, in patterns that also suggest West African textiles. Wide lines of yellows, purples, pinks, reds, and blues stretch across to the middle of the page where they clash into a horizontal line.
From the Artist:
The organization and patterning in the paintings are of my own design. I continue to explore in the paintings a metaphoric ability to address the human condition through pattern, structure and design, as well as for its possibility to trigger memory. The colors I use are personal: they reflect the collection of visions from my travels locally and globally. This is also one of the hardest aspects of my work as I try to derive the colors intuitively, hand mixing and coordinating them along the way. In my process, I cannot make a color twice- it can only appear to be the same. This aspect is important to me as it highlights the specificity of differences that exist in the world of people and things.
Painter, printmaker, and muralist Odili Odita was born in Enugu, Nigeria. He received a BFA from Ohio State University, Columbus, and an MFA from Bennington College, VT. His work can be found in the permanent collections of the Birmingham Museum o...Read More ⟶