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"artifact #22" is an original mixed media artwork created with graphite, oil, and cold wax on a masonite panel with canvas, cardboard, and newspaper as a textured background. The combination of these materials adds depth and dimension to the piece, making it a unique and captivating addition to any art collection. This artwork is perfect for a new collector looking to add a contemporary piece to their city loft, as it embodies aging and urban textures. The contrast between the different materials used in the piece creates a visually stimulating experience for the viewer, making it a standout artwork in any gallery. "artifact #22" is a must-have for anyone looking to add a conversation-starter to their collection.


Artist note, "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 Steve McHugh titled "artifact #22". Measures 12.5" x 9.5" x 1.5. Framed in Neilson metal frame and ready to hang.  Signed on front and back.

"artifact #22"

SKU: SM24010

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