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John Kluchka is an abstract meditation artist and photographer working in color compositions. The work strips away traditional representation constructs of line, geometry, hierarchy, shape and texture to create agency for color, hue, value, gradation and context. It's a visual architecture with a different impact for each viewer.
As examples of modern Minimalism, Abstract, Non-Objective or Op art, the work is at home in evidence-based art therapy environments and mindfulness meditation spaces.
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.