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"ARTifact #12" is predominantly features blue and yellow hues, with variations in shade and texture throughout the composition. The blue takes on several intensities, from light pastel shades to deep, vivid tones, arranged in both large washes and smaller strokes. Yellow color is used in a bold, striking fashion, creating a visible contrast against the cooler blues. The paint is applied with a mixture of techniques, some areas showing thick, impasto layers and others with more translucent, possibly watered-down applications.


There are distinct black lines that cut through the colors, adding a graphic element to the work. These lines vary in thickness and form, with one particularly prominent black line arching across the lower part of the painting. The interplay of geometric and organic forms creates a dynamic balance within the piece. The textures range from smooth, flat areas to rough, seemingly scraped or dabbed sections, giving the work a tactile quality. The overall effect is one of vibrant energy and the layering of colors and forms suggests depth and movement across the canvas.


"My ARTifact series is inspired by the natural processes of weather, time, cause and effect. Celebrating the beauty of a well-worn surface and an aesthetic of imperfection. My works are developed as a visceral response to my environment, ambiguous organic forms emerge from a play on negative and positive space. Balancing, barely touching yet they create tension between the shapes. The varied material I use are subjected to layering, peeling, scraping, scratching, heat and abrasion, in a similar way in which earth’s surface is exposed to the elements of fire, wind and water. My process is equally accidental and purposeful, intuitive and thoughtful. As paint is applied, then scratched and scraped back, a narrative is generated and a layering of history is revealed. " 


Original mixed media abstract oil painting by Stevenjohn McHugh titled "ARTifact #12". Measures 9.75" x 9.75" x 1.5. Framed size is 10.5 x 10.5" x 2.5". Mixed media with oil stick, marker, oil, graphite, charcoal and cold wax on Arches oil paper glued on wood panel with PH balance glue. Side of wood cradle (solid wood) is varished natural. Signed on front and back. Framed is a vanished gallery frame solid wood. 


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"ARTifact #012"

SKU: SM22096

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