1995 – HOT & COLD

The moniker of “hot” or “cold” in art can signify a variety of aspects relating to color, tone, atmosphere and a litany of notions conjured by the imagination. Vesselin’s approach to these juxtaposed states of being entails applying some of his most intense color schemes, some of which serve as aberrations which obscure the figures present in this cycle more than the works prior. Turmoil appears to be the centralizing atmosphere of these works as equally intense warm and cool hues appear to fight one another for supremacy over the canvas. In keeping with this theme, Vesselin’s figures appear distant or dejected within each other’s presence. As the colors that comprise his paintings distort, so too do any previous notions of blissful romantic sentiment.