WORLDS OF LIGHT

One of the main signatures in Robert Venosa's art is the intense light that infuses his worlds.

 

Forever searching for this light, he explored various techniques to express it and found the old 'Misch Technique'- formulated by the 'Brothers van Eyck' in the mid 15th century - to be an ideal tool. It is a complex system of underpainting in white tempera and coloring with transparent oil glazes, resulting in minutely detailed paintings with maximum transparencies and brilliance of color. By adapting and 'modernizing' this technique to his creative needs, Venosa was able to achieve the most striking effects of light emerging from his paintings, being reflected out and back to the viewer.