Bartos Saro SYNCOPE – abstract expressionism
Syncope in music is a kind of metro-rhythmic disturbance. It is a stylistic measure, a rhythmic phenomenon prolonging the rhythmic value. Bartos Saro uses a concept taken from the world of music to create synesthetic landscapes in abstract expressionism. The accents in the painting are made with the use of metallic pigments and refer to the changes in the rhythm of syncope.
Bartos' abstract expressionism focuses on the structure of materials. By using them, he closes the movement and dynamics of forms in his paintings. Bartos loves to create tension and drama because he believes there is a spirit in matter – shapes and forms can reflect basic emotional experiences. The colors in each painting create a closed range, a unique combination discovered by the artist. These chords are the basis of a color composition that does not seem complicated at first but is always unique. Color tones used on one canvas are joyful, on another, they have a note of sadness, sometimes they are nostalgic, often just happy.
The landscape performed by Bartos is only an excuse to build a composition of the painting. The image consists of rhythmic forms, stripes and irregular duplicated planes. In this way, it carries the emotional tensions that characterize abstract expressionism. Despite the references to landscapes, the paintings are completely abstract. The suggestions of the horizon, the rhythmic divisions referring to the fields are only a pretext to record impressions and emotions.