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"Artifact #25" is a stunning original mixed media creation painting on masonite, featuring a captivating mix of oil and cold wax. The textured background is composed of layers of canvas (both primed and unprimed), cardboard, and newspaper, giving the piece an intriguing depth and complexity. Steve has used charcoal and graphite for  mark making  adding visual interest to the painting. This unique and dynamic artwork is sure to make a statement in any room and would be a standout addition to any art collection. Each viewing of "Artifact #25" reveals new layers and details, making it a piece that can be endlessly enjoyed.


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 #25". Measures 12.5" x 9.5" x 1.5. Framed in Neilson metal frame and ready to hang.  Signed on front and back.

"artifact #25"

SKU: SM24013

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