Postcard of the Osvaldo Mariscotti artwork Dark Orange from 2008.
As we progress in time we reach the Late stage of the Color Abstraction Period (2004-09). We immediately notice the change in the role of the background. Now, the background sets the mood of the work, a mood which is set and unchanging. The grid in this case is defined as the absence of color, natural breaks present between transitions of the black figures. Given the increased role of the background, we observe less color 'complements' to the black shapes, with the introduction of light shadows which define the concept of motion.