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My paintings concern themselves with the sound of color. The intent is to juxtapose form and color in different relationships, either next to each other or distancing them to create vibration, harmony and discord on the painting surface. The vibration is intensified by using high and low key colors in repetition. The developing patterns and textures on the painting surface heighten the intensity and motion of the painting. The size of the various color passages also contribute to the overall movement in the painting


Certain colors arouse feelings of quiet, strength, temperature, power, death, etc., giving a spiritual aspect to the painting. After reading Wassily Kandinsky’s “Concerning the Spiritual in Art”, in which he compares tone with timbre, hue with pitch, and color saturation with the volume of sound, I was convinced I was on the right path with my work. Warm and cool colors dictate the temperature of a painting. Warm colors advance and cool colors recede creating a push and a pull in the painting that ultimately reinforces the motion in the painting. This constant repeating motion in the painting can be perceived as visual sound, much like a mantra is to meditation.


My wish is to continue on the path of experimenting with color and movement in my paintings, and inspire the viewer to a more soulful experience; one that lifts the spirit and nourishes the soul.


- Ferdinand Rosa Abstract Artist

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