In the inner recesses of mystery, the unexplainable and the non-yet-explained, can be found the privileged location of Richard Blanco's work. Exploring the unconscious ubiquity of the so-called ‘golden ratios’ and the never-ending pursuit of artistic beauty, Blanco's intelligent and critical eye tackles one of the most enduring secrets in art. What is known as ‘Phi’, the golden ratio of 1:1.618, is a ratio that appears in the internal architecture of the human body, DNA, the life cycles of living things, the physics of space, and the creative arts. Taking this object of perfection as both a departure point and a critical limit, Blanco creates liberating freeform compositions that wrestle themselves from the constraints of figurative form or narrative.
Blanco's geometric abstractions blur tangible references in favor of geometric shapes, clean lines, and colors arranged in two-dimensional space. The art of the abstract practitioners of the early and mid-twentieth century was framed by the pursuit of the determinants of artistic production. This was manifested by a refusal of all that can, in art, be compromised by figurative expression. Rooted in Abstract Expressionism, Geometric Abstraction appeared in the wake of Constructivism in the early twentieth century and was staunchly opposed to Surrealism. As such, Blanco's search for the truth inherent in the creative process places him as the latest in a long line of trailblazing painters such as Kazimir Malevich, Piet Mondrian and Theo van Doesburg. iCanvas is proud to present this series of canvas prints, all of which are guaranteed to streamline any interior with the contemplative power of the golden ratio.