Colourescape is a website that explores the orientation of a strange field of human endeavour refered to as 'Art'. It is not a website where one can learn about the number of 'technical terms' to describe and comprehend Art and its terminology. Art being subjective, and open to all can mean many different things as it is a personal preference. Therefore in this website the specific works of Andrew Ioannidis are presented as illustrations to open up for discussion and appreciation. The art portrayed on this website demonstrates flexibility of various styles. It is the intention of the artist to illustrate a variety of painting methods that give versatility to each subject matter and give a certain intrigue to the subject matter at hand.
We cannot hope to understand a work of art, without being able to share this sense of liberation and triumph which the artist felt during the conceptualization of each work. Colourescape is a place where this conceptualization is described and brought to the awareness of the viewer to feel an affinity with the artist's intention. And we must also realize that each gain or progress in one direction may entail a loss in another, and this subjective progress, in spite of its importance, may not necessarily correspond to an objective increase in artistic value. As a representation of each subject matter, it has been an intriguing journey clearly illustrating the changing social position of the artist and his public. Even with illustrations where the artistic merit is not very high, these pictorial documents may still help us build up, in our minds and imagination, a concrete picture of the surroundings from which the inspiration was derived, and the reason why it all sprang to life in the first place.
All of us when we see a painting are bound to be reminded of a hundred and one things which influence our likes and dislikes. As long as these memories help us to enjoy what we see, we need not worry. However it is only when some irrelevant memory makes us prejudiced, when we instinctively turn away from a picture because it relates to past discomfort, that we search our mind for the reason for the aversion, and this spoils a pleasure we might otherwise have had. It is important to absorb each brushstroke and feel the essence of the colour and texture of each pictorial element, so we can derive the maximum benefit. It is the intention of Colourescape to reveal everything whether it be beauty or it's opposite, and to engage the viewer to analyze and explore the artist's intention with each project. Not all work has to be strictly beautiful to create intrigue. Sometimes one can gain a lot more by being shocked, and may initially turn away from the art, only to be richly rewarded in the long run by embracing and working through that sense of shock. The trouble about beauty, is that tastes and standards of what appears to be beautiful vary so much. It may take a little longer to discover the intrinsic beauty in some of this artwork that is revealed in its comparatively versatile variable nature, but once we pass this minute obstacle, we may no longer be so disturbed by the artist's faint awkwardness, and we may, indeed, find his (or her) artistic expression infinitely loveable.
What is true beauty is also true of expression. In fact, it is often the expression of a figure in the painting which makes us like or loathe the work. Colourescape is about pictures, and their colour and styles, that open up a different comprehension of what is real and unreal in nature. There is a mystery surrounding each painting and a unique story that accompanies that mystery and which exhibits the artist's enchanted mood at the time of its conception and development. We shall feel more at ease and less critical, once the artist unfolds the reason and story behind each painting. Hopefully, we can display a far more curious nature to our responses, than what we are usually accustomed to, in order to enjoy what the picture represents to the artist from its beginning to its end.
Also this website has a section that showcases the 'Poetry' written by Andrew Ioannidis, and his attitude towards sustainability on our planet Earth. Finally, Green Art is the section where the artist's work in relation to our Green Planet is displayed. The artist attempts to get the right balance between the figures in the art work and the harmonious relationship to our green planet so that holistically he can make the most of his commitment to and expression of the 'Green Message'.
About Andrew Ioannidis
Andrew Ioannidis is a Poet, Musician and Artist. He has spent a lot of time in developing his artistic technique over the years, and as a result has gained some rewarding experiences. From the humble beginnings of sketching still- life in the school classes of his early years, to the tedious nocturnal hours spent at his studio discovering new methods of painting application later on, it has been an interesting journey. Today it is the artist's intention to bring out in the open what he has gained over the years, and reveal his source of inspiration for the public to witness and comment. Poetry also forms part of this website, and it gives the artist an opportunity to reveal his poetical intentions and creativity. If we can derive the most out of a pictorial representation, it would help us greatly to discover and understand the inner workings of the artist's mind. Andrew Ioannidis sees the importance of this, and attempts to describe the inner narrative of the source of inspiration behind each painting, and how the viewer can perceive an art form from a different perspective.