Bacterium Kulture Samples

The Bacterium Kulture Samples is a series of colorful artwork that can
best be described as psychedelic pop art meets cubist surrealism.
Originally premiering at The Wallflower Gallery during the spring-
early summer of 2005, a total of sixty-six pieces were exhibited-
with sixty of them labeled sequentially (but not chronologically)
while six others were rendered on a seemingly larger
scale and bore original titles on them.

The typical size of the sequential pieces are usually half the size of
a regular piece of copy paper (i.e. 8.5" x 5.5") as these canvases
were all produced by literally breaking the standard paper
in half (usually without the aid of a paper guillotine - hence the
reason why most of these pieces appear to have torn edges on
them). Eventually, however, these torn edges would later be
trimmed off to help better present these pieces during
their whole online cataloging/presentation campaign.

Furthermore, the type of paper used was established early on
during this series' development; as light gloss paper proved to
have a more interesting reflective surface when the metallic color
composition contrasts against the regular highlighted and/or
regular markers underneath the reflection of the light on the
glass of each individual frame that the pieces are housed within.

Also interesting to note here is that the bulk of this
series is riddled with chronological errors, as some pieces
were given a name and number designation at the very
last minute (i.e. shortly before they were hung up and
put on display) a bit ahead of time (and generally
out of order) hence the reason why they are not
organized into a proper chronological sequence.
And since the name and number designation were
generally inked onto the piece itself, these errors
were not reversible and therefore permanent.

Furthermore, each of the sequential pieces were always
called Specimens, yet their first official showcase
title had them going under the moniker of Samples.
Subsequently, this series had its name changed to
The Kolorama Specimens; not only to clear up
this confusion, but for more marketable
appeal; all at the behest of the artist.

These works of art are often likened to; and usually
mistaken for the work of Romero Britto.

The series was later divided into categories of Phases, after its initial showcase;
with each phase relating primarily to the change in form; be it the way the
pieces were rendered, or the surface they were rendered upon; which usually
coincided with the date of creation in which the pieces were developed.

The Phase I Samples are the first ten 8.5" x 5.5" Specimens; while
The Phase II Samples encompass The Mini Bacterium Kulture Samples;
or the index card Specimens (which were assembled by combining two or
three separate pieces that together made up one whole Specimen).
The Phase III Samples are a small trio of pieces that were
rendered on Clayboard, with the last one affected by the
aforementioned designated name/continuity error.
The Phase IV Samples seemed to have a bit of a darker tone in
their overall composition as they lacked the usual metallic color
formula that is the most common trait that the bulk of this
series is known for; while the Phase V Samples are more
Dali-esque in their approach- as the whole concept of hidden
imagery within complex patterns is explored and experimented
over the course of this next to last portion this collection.
Finally, the Phase VI Samples are a small group of Specimens
which were rendered in a horizontal (or landscape style) orientation
as opposed to a vertical (or portrait) type format. Its cleaner,
almost pastel-like look would go on to pave the way for the
subsequent pieces that would eventually make up the bulk of the
subsequent Kolorama Specimens. And finally, the Phase VII Samples
consist of the six large scale pieces that were showcased at the exhibition.
Subsequent pieces of this general size were later produced and
categorized under The Misc. (Kolorama) Specimens category.


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