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"Artifact #23" is a one-of-a-kind mixed media collage that will add depth and dimension to any art collection. This original artwork was created using graphite, oil, and cold wax on a masonite panel, with an intriguing textured background made of canvas, cardboard, and newspaper. The combination of these materials adds a unique tactile quality and visual interest to the piece. With its striking composition and captivating textures, "Artifact #23" is sure to become a focal point in any room. Don't miss the opportunity to own this stunning and distinctive artwork, created by Steve McHugh with a passion for mixed media collage.


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 collage 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 #23"

SKU: SM24011

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