Colour in Your Life featured artist Abel Pracas appeared on Colour In Your Life Season Ten (10)
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Abel Pracas was born in Mozambique in the 50s and the African sculptures & paintings of his childhood had a tremendous impact on the way he enjoys Art.
Abel Pracas studied Electrical Engineering (since at that time, it was the way to go). In 1974 Abel completed a trip of European Art appraisal through Portugal, Spain, Germany, Italy, and Greece. In 1977 he experienced Carnival and Red Indian Art in Brazil, and these two trips woke up the dormant creative right side of his brain.
When Abel arrived in Australia in 1979 he was amazed to see the beauty of this land. The feeling was very strong, and like a catalyst, it started a fire inside of him of creative motivation to express the way he perceive the world, through painting.
For 20 years Abel explored figurative imagery. However, he felt that as an Artist that it was quite limiting for him, since a camera’s photograph does an excellent job in that field.
At the turn of the Century Abel Pracas started exploring Conceptual Art and Action Painting. Now he is delving into the concept of TIME, by creating paintings that express Past/Present & Future simultaneously, through Entropy of pigment/colour dispersal in painting.
“In this age of information, I realised that as a Contemporary Artist I could use my background in Electrical Engineering to express my Art. Since 2013 I have been delving into the concept of TIME, by creating paintings that express Past/Present & Future simultaneously, through Entropy of pigment/colour dispersed in painting. It is a vortex of information and creativity that I am going through .When I paint in my Studio, I am lost in a realm of beauty through a quantum process that transcends meditation. In those moments, I feel bliss and realise that I am a Hologram of the Universe, where all the possibilities are open to me to express and create Art.” Abel Pracas
You can contact Abel via his website: http://www.agesjorbel.com/
Original Air Date: 16th May 2105