The passion for industrial landscape or we might say industry-scape is not to be overlooked in the works of the young Hamburgian artist Janus Alphonso. His focus on cranes and bridges plays a major role in his work and is represented picturesquely in a special way. The artist mainly uses small formats. However, they have an excellent composition that achieves expressive visual effect by a strong contrast between light and darkness.
The background is the red or golden morning, sometimes the bluish clouded great sky, and then the silhouettes of high slender cranes and gantry cranes impose themselves on foreground. The work acts to be printed photographs, an optical illusion; actually it is the hand of the artist who paints with his calm and deliberate brushwork; the thin black lines dominate the motif and unify the whole, the magnificent large steel objects. 1 of 2
The height and size of the cranes are recognized clearly in spite of the small size of the viewer. Amazingly, however, these cranes and bridges despite their gigantic size and severity seem graceful. They are drawn to virtually have female slimness and beauty. They follow their own aesthetics and witness a whole new perspective; the art and technique are no longer seen as opposites, but as complementary inventions of human creative power.
Janus Alphonso shows industry representations in harmony with nature. His cranes do not intervene in nature and destroy the scenic beauty. On the contrary, the artist is not only directed to an idealized world, but concretely shows the industry-evoked changes in the relationship between man and nature in the 21st century.
Zahra Hasson, GAM 2 of 2