Spring, generative Application
After a long dark winter, in which nature loses all of its colour, and it feels as though everything has come to a halt, the coming of spring heralds rebirth, being awoken; a return to life. Plants that seemed to be dead were in fact only dormant. The first warm rays of the sun are an alarm clock that wakes up everything. It is like switching from a film noir, black and white and murder and mystery, to a musical full of singing and dancing, complete with a happy ending, in full colour. Over the span of a few days, buds burst into full blossom, the air bright with falling petals and sweet with the smell of flowers in bloom.
LIA’s new work Spring was created during the season of the same name in 2019, and forms the newest part of her Four Seasons series. As with the other pieces in the series, LIA translates her interpretations of nature in the springtime, a time where everything bursts with growth, into abstract forms that appear and change over time, growing clusters of blossom-like forms which continuously renew themselves from with. In a break with her usual monochrome tradition, LIA uses bright colours to express the joy and abundance and liveliness of spring, resulting in what is probably the most colourful piece she has made in over two decades of artistic work.
// Text: Damian Stewart