Yellow Paintings

The work of French based artist Roland Orépük belongs to a genre some call Reductive Art (if you live in France) or Non Objective Art (if you live in Australia), a vibrant scene of abstract art populating all over the world with roots in minimalism.

Roland has been using yellow and white exclusively since 2004. In his Yellow Paintings series he makes striking use of these colours in a minimal, abstract and geometric fashion.

In these examples, I am attracted to the way in which Roland address the physicality of painting, and uses elements, such as the frame and the canvas itself, as a means of transcending into the three-dimensionality of sculpture and installation art. The ‘out-line’ or ‘perimeter’ style of some of these paintings also reminds me a lot of American minimalist Robert Ryman.