Soni Martin
Currently I am interested in obscurity as a layer of meaning. Opacity has given way to transparency and types of illumination.

Using a reductionist approach, my efforts are to limit my color palette to luminous or reflective surfaces to heighten obscurity and meaning. An indeterminate order is the result of mixing abstraction with the representational; equally important is the relevance between the identifiable and the way it is represented.

What remains from earlier work is often a flattened representational image of an ordinary place I visit or familiar objects. The representational portion remains intentionally mundane while the larger areas in many of these works is an open ended and a free association response to the representational image, the medium, and the preliminary idea. A proportionally larger abstract space is juxtaposed to create pictorial tension of seemingly unlike things; although for me they relate.