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Original mixed media abstract oil painting by Stevenjohn McHugh titled "ARTifact #18". Measures 29.5" x 10" x 1.5. Framed size is 30.25 x 10.75" 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.


"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. "


It features a vibrant display of colors with a distinct separation between the top and bottom halves. The top portion is dominated by a mixture of pinks, purples, and splashes of yellow and blue, with sporadic hints of black. The colors overlay each other, creating a textural effect and giving the sense of depth through layering.


Transitioning towards the bottom half, there's a bold, horizontal delineation where the color palette shifts predominantly to shades of blue, ranging from light to dark tones. Yellow, pink, and orange accents are interspersed within the blue field, maintaining the textural and dynamic quality present in the top part of the painting.


Overall, the composition is energetic and vibrant, filled with expressive brush strokes and a rich tapestry of hues that might evoke a variety of emotions and interpretations from its viewers.


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"ARTifact #18"

SKU: SM22103

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