TRANQUILIDAD, the series of abstract paintings is performed with a unique technique developed by Jan Astner. Light layers of paint are applied with a damp sponge. The drawing is gradually washed out. This way the artist obtains the effects of transparency and luminosity. One image has many such layers. The delicate texture obtained as a result of using sponges refers to soft fabrics. It is very fleeting, openwork. The series of abstract paintings made in this way resembles a light fabric such as tulle or gauze. The effects obtained thanks to this painting technique refer to the name of the series: they evoke peace, calm, tranquility.
The images do not contain straight lines. They consist of softly curving veils. The colors of this series of abstract paintings are also unique. Subdued, calm, without aggressive intense contrasts dominate. The painting is an open composition, as if cut out of a larger whole. It is unlimited – it can develop in any direction. There is peace emanating from the pictures, there is no tension, no intensity whatsoever. A respite, fleeting mood of the moment, a nice time.