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ARTifact #11 is a one-of-a-kind piece that showcases the artist's unique vision and skill. The painting features a mesmerizing interplay of colors, textures, and shapes that evoke both a sense of harmony and discord. This original artwork will make a striking addition to any art collection, adding depth, meaning, and intrigue to any space."


"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 #11". 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. 


The artwork is an abstract painting featuring a dynamic composition of colors and textures. The panel is divided into two primary sections with a clear horizontal delineation around the midpoint. The upper section is a collage of colors such as blue, red, white, yellow, black, and various shades and hues that overlap and interact with each other, creating a sense of layered complexity. There are visible marks, drips, and strokes that contribute to a chaotic yet controlled effect.


The lower section contrasts in color with a predominance of green tones, ranging from bright lime to deeper shades. There are also accents of orange, blue, and red, as well as areas with visible brown underpainting or marks. The painting technique looks expressive, with sweeping gestures, smudges, and splatters suggesting a vigorous application of paint.


A thin, orange vertical stripe borders the painting on the right-hand side, adding a structural element to the otherwise fluid and organic composition. The painting is encased in a simple frame that supports and contains the exuberant display of color and form within.


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"ARTifact #11"

SKU: SM22095

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