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"ARTifact #13" composition features a colorful array of shapes, textures, and lines, with a dynamic use of color and form. The painting is marked by a contrast of geometric and more organic, gestural elements.


On the upper left, there's a bold red rectangle beside a green circle with an empty center. Layered, textural streaks of white, black, and blue create a sense of depth and movement across the canvas. A prominent, vivid yellow section stands out at the center, featuring a mix of drips and more deliberate lines, some of which resemble grid-like structures.


The lower half of the painting shifts to calmer, cool-toned hues with large patches of light blue and gray, intercepted by a bright green triangle pointing upwards from the bottom edge. These cooler colors are softly blended and juxtaposed with spots of underlying warmth, suggesting a complex layering technique.


The painting's overall impression is vibrant and energetic, inviting viewers to explore the interplay of colors, shapes, and textures without the constraint of representational forms.


"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 #13". 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 #13"

SKU: SM22097

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