Swedish artist André Bakoš is known for his carefully-constructed abstract paintings filled with tiny dabs of paint, similar to the technique used in Pointillism. The artist dabs the paint on the canvas like a surgeon, gradually moving from one shade to the next, resulting in an all-over pattern that keeps the viewer’s attention. In Untitled 2, thousands of yellow and green dots come together to create what looks like a dense forest with branches and leaves crisscrossing in every direction. In Untitled 7, the artist uses the same approach with a more expansive color palate, transporting the viewer to what could be a meadow filled with wildflowers or the distant reaches of the cosmos.
Bakoš began creating work after one of the darkest periods in his life. He abruptly sold all his possessions and moved to New York. The spirit of the city reenergized his appetite for life, leading him down a path of creativity and inspiration. His paintings remind us of the vastness of the universe, infusing reality with new possibilities. Bakoš now lives and works in France.