Coming and Going by Margit Platny

Coming and Going #1. Acrylic on Canvas. 27.6 H x 11.8 W x 0.7 in

In this colorful series of acrylic paintings by Margit Platny, we see figures traverse an abstract landscape defined in minimal fashion by brightly colored, highly textured horizontal planes.

Coming and Going #2. Acrylic on Canvas. 19.7 H x 19.7 W x 0.7 in

The figures are painted, for the most part, like colorful shadows, contrasting with, but not entirely separated from their contexts. We see here that this is a man, but that is a woman. We see that that one is running, and the other walking up stairs.

Coming and Going #3. Acrylic on Canvas. 15.7 H x 19.7 W x 0.7 in

We only see the features that their outlines might reveal. The details are irrelevant, as the figures are used decoratively, participant in, rather than focus of, the artwork’s aesthetic.

Coming and Going #4. Acrylic on Canvas. 19.7 H x 19.7 W x 0.7 in

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