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John Kluchka is an abstract artist and photographer in Minneapolis known for meditative color-field work on metal, acrylic, paper and other mixed-media.
John’s artwork practice is built around his observation of digital culture and it’s layers of influence, attachment to image, normalization of image manipulations, and the blurry abstractions that emerge from a daunting volume of visual stimulus. It’s also a critical statement of the value we can gather from the current digital reality by transforming any visual input into an artistic experience that returns us to calm introspection.
The resulting visual experience is intended to inspire meditation that breathes clarity and calm into our tortured wellness. Our hyper-real visual expectations are challenged, cognitive spaces are cleared of static and distraction.
How might the spectrum of colors impact us?
Those colors with a warm hue, such as red, orange and yellow are typically regarded as more stimulating:
A color of vigor and fire, red has been thought to increase circulation and improve anemia while also stimulating both mind and body.
Thought to improve one’s mood, stimulate energy levels and assist in digestion; orange is also associated with the lungs.
Thought to strengthen the nervous system and stimulate the glandular and lymphatic systems, while also helping to purify the body.
Those colors with a cooler hue, such a green, blue, indigo and violet are typically regarded as soothing and relaxing:
Thought to improve bronchitis, joint inflammation and other respiratory ailments, while also improving concentration.
Is correlated with having a positive influence on pain. Blue is regarded as a very calming color and is often used with the intention to soothe migraine headaches and stomach pain.
Another soothing hue, indigo is thought to improve eye and ear conditions, while also having a positive psychological effect.
Is believed to assist the body’s muscles, organs and nervous system in relaxing. It is also thought to have a healthy impact on the spleen and the lymphatic system.