Brando Limon Bati
The artist engages the viewer at once from a distant perspective and with an intimate approach. In his dense proliferation of bamboo leaves, illusion and depth create scenic abstractions that have been lavishly rendered with a palette knife, each stipple punctiliously delineating a tableau of nature. And yet the sheer enraptured verisimilitude of bamboo, in its determined spread, becomes vitally alive and diaphanous despite the overladen textural grit of pigments. Bati’s pictorial space is crammed with details that provoke spatial ambiguities, such that the multitude of leaf patterns, in the manner of the French pointillists’ tumult of polychrome strokes, merge, through retinal blending, as a cascade of spring and autumnal colors.
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