The word "penumbra" means "half light". The Latin origin paene umbra literally translates as "almost shadow". The artist Danja Akulin has found the darkened hue between the shadow and the light for his latest exhibition.
Akulin is able to cast light into what is but a partially illuminated landscape in his charcoal on canvas works. In the way he masters the light he is able to visually translate emotions and thoughts within the duality of darkness and brightness. The more obscure the landscape, the less light is needed for the mysteries that are either hidden or obvious to our eyes, and vice versa.
Penumbra opens today at Erarta Galleries, London, www.erartagalleries.com