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"ARTifact #10"  is composed of multiple layers of paint, envisioning an energetic interplay of colors and textures. There is a dynamic mix of white, yellow, blue, black, and red hues, with additional accents in pink, orange, and green scattered across the canvas.


Bold strokes and splatters create a sense of movement and depth, evoking an almost chaotic yet controlled emotion within the artwork. The distribution of color is not uniform, resulting in areas of visual intensity that draw the eye. Some portions of the canvas exhibit a heavy application of paint, suggesting a tactile, impasto technique, while other areas have thinner layers, allowing the colors beneath to subtly show through.


The composition is non-representational, foregoing any direct reference to real-world objects, which invites open interpretation by the viewer. 


"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 #10". 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. Shipping included in the U.S. Shop at


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"ARTifact #10"

SKU: SM22094

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