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"Artifact #19" is an abstract painting framed with a simple border. The panel is filled with a multitude of color splatters and strokes creating a richly textured surface. The top half exhibits lighter tones with predominant colors including white, blue, and hints of other colors. This section gives an impression of density and energy. In contrast, the bottom half of the canvas features darker hues such as grays, blues, and maroons, with occasional pops of brighter colors like red and yellow. The splatters and strokes are distributed across the canvas in a seemingly random yet harmonious fashion, contributing to the dynamic and vibrant nature of the piece. The artwork conveys a sense of controlled chaos and complexity, inviting viewers to explore the interplay of colors and form.


 Original mixed media abstract oil painting by Stevenjohn McHugh titled "ARTifact #19". Measures 36" x 36" x . Framed size is 37" x 37" x 2". Mixed media with oil stick, marker, oil, graphite, charcoal and cold wax on masonite. 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. 


"ARTifact #19" is an abstract painting with a dynamic composition of splattered and dripped paint. The panel is largely divided into two horizontal sections. The upper half predominantly showcases a paler palette with whites, grays, and hints of blue, red, and yellow. These lighter tones are overlaid with spots and streaks of color giving the impression of a densely layered texture.


The lower half of the painting contrasts with a darker base, composed of deep blues, grays, and blacks, punctuated with lively flecks of yellow, red, and lighter hues that seem to emerge from the darkness. The application of paint is vigorous and spontaneous, with interwoven lines and splashes creating a feeling of movement and raw energy.


The overall effect is one of controlled chaos, inviting the viewer to explore the complex interplay of colors, shapes, and textures. The painting is framed within a simple wood frame, providing a neat boundary to the otherwise untamed expression onto the panel.


"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. "


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"ARTifact #19"

SKU: SM22108

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