“Predominantly abstract, Doorsen’s images range from repeated patterns to brightly coloured organic forms. Theses works draw the viewer into a visual language that evokes the formal matrices of classical abstraction that accumulate in the vocabulary of a distinctive and individual language.” (curators for the Emergence exhibition, Paris, 2014)
In her abstract drawings, collages and paintings, Fieroza Doorsen brings to life the tensions and harmonies that emerge when structure meets intuition. Her visual language occupies a middle ground between the organic and the geometric, the systematic and the random. The surfaces on which she works, mostly weathered sheets of paper, are tactile and possessive of their own presence. She acts as a medium between her materials and the patterns, systems and shapes they reveal. The resultant compositions feel less like they are supported by surfaces and more like they are inevitable continuations of them.
Though abstract, each composition Doorsen develops possesses a confident sense of its own explanation. The work is determined to meet viewers halfway, bringing with it an intrinsic aesthetic meaning while remaining open to contemplation, forming new meanings out of the spectatorial relationship. While interacting with these works one cannot avoid the feeling of flux, that processes are at work. Patterns may emerge, but conclusions are rarely reached. One is simply left with a sense of the ephemeral ways shapes occupy surfaces, forms occupy space, and color organizes the relationships between the visual elements of the world.
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About The Artist
Fieroza Doorsen is a South African – British abstract artist who is putting an emphasis in her work on pattern and colored forms.Read More