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"ARTifact #09" is an abstract painting dominated by various shades of blue that create a vibrant and textured background. Scattered across the canvas are dynamic streaks and splatters of orange, red, yellow, and white paint that add contrast and depth to the composition. These energetic bursts of color seem to float over a sea of blue, suggesting motion and vitality. The blue background itself is not monolithic; it features nuances of green and lighter blues, with underlying layers of color contributing to a sense of complexity and richness in texture.


The painting is enclosed within a simple, light-colored wood frame that borders the edges, giving the vivid abstract piece a clean finish. The movements on the canvas may evoke a feeling of controlled chaos, where every splash and stroke contributes to the overall sense of dynamism. The use of contrasting colors suggests an interplay between warm and cool tones, creating a surface that is both harmonious and visually engaging.


"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 #09". Measures 29" x 21" x 1.5. Framed size is 29.75 x 21.75" 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 #09"

SKU: SM22093

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