Vidal Toreyo – CONFLUENCE – abstract paintings
What distinguishes abstract paintings from non-abstract paintings is the lack of recognizable objects. In essence, abstract paintings refer to music. What is identical in both these areas of art is that the illustration of the subject is constructed indirectly. Artists creating abstract art choose rhythm, color, contrast, value from the catalog of communication tools and means of expression. They are all on the verge of sensual perception.
What does abstract paintings show? In the visual layer, it presents what you see as lines, spots and points. Often, abstract paintings present a topic, some problematic. Artists encode their thoughts in paintings using abstract symbolism.
In the semantic layer, abstract paintings can contain anything. Both emotions and social considerations, philosophical concepts and cultural problems. These may be topics of interest to the creator, although he usually does not talk about them directly. Vidal Toreyo in her series „confluence” studies relations between people.
CONFLUENCE is perhaps one of the most important and common defenses of the human being as an individual. In psychology, confluence occurs when people unconsciously blend in with others around them. It is based on constant changes: closeness and distance. People are stuck in a natural pursuit of beautiful endings. Confluence is looking for beauty in others instead of in yourself.
CONFLUENCE is the inability to define the limits of oneself in relation to other people. It can be a natural mechanism, for example in the case of a mother and her newborn child. It’s a tendency to merge with others. Confluence also occurs in the initial stage of falling in love. Confluence manifests itself in dependence on another person, Tangle of lines, intricate forms, knots and contrasts, intensely vivid colors, contrasted with shiny spots and lines of metallic paint reflecting light. This is how Vidal Toreyo describes confluence in her abstract paintings. Skilfully selected means and symbolism describe the abstract theme of interpersonal relations.