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"ARTifact #15" features a dynamic composition of geometric and organic shapes intersecting and overlaying each other. Prominent elements include a vertical yellow line on the left side, a large triangle with varying shades of blue and gray, and a half-circle with a textured surface in a creamy color. Splashes of yellow and red accentuate the central area, adding vibrancy to the piece. Delicate white lines create subtle forms that resemble scratches, suggesting depth and movement. The background color transitions from dark near the top left to a lighter shade at the bottom, which contrasts with the brightly colored shapes. The combination of elements results in a visually stimulating and enigmatic image that leaves much to personal interpretation.


"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 #15". 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 #15"

SKU: SM22100

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