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Family Portrait #5 Family Portrait #5
Family Portrait #5
Artist: Guy Lyman
Price: $1,362.00
Medium: Painting
Ship From New Orleans, LA
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Creation Date: 2022
Materials: Charcoal,Oil Crayon,Oil,Acrylic,Watercolor,Archival Paper
Dimensions: 19" x 25" x 1"
Finish: Unframed
About the Item: "I have been painting seriously for somewhere around 35 years, but have only ever sold regionally - most recently, through my gallery on Magazine Street in New Orleans. I am now (thankfully) able to reach a worldwide audience and have sold paintings to collectors in places like London, Madrid and Beirut, which is gratifying to me. So I have begun to reserve some of my work to offer here first. In my paintings, I use a variety of media - nearly always oil and acrylic, but often wax, watercolor pencil, tar and other materials. This series of paintings is primarily about the color, line and surface quality, which have always been my chief interest. The "objects" are mostly something to wrap the paint around. I am as interested in the negative space as the positive, and spend a lot of time on the layering, taking out and covering up, wiping and scraping, modulating color, texture and sheen, to get it where I want it. I have fingers in the paint as often as brushes. Should you have any questions, please leave them here - I really enjoy corresponding with my collectors."

“Lyman’s work evolves restlessly, with the common elements generally being deft and unusual color choices that balance assonance and dissonance, and vestiges of the hand and facture purposely left in the paintings. The negative space is often so meticulously worked that it’s almost as if the objects – usually simple shapes – are there as much to complement the background as vice versa. Despite the often bold colors there is an elegance about his paintings that prevents them from being either loud or decorative. "

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“His paintings are a refreshing departure from the current abstract art world’s seemingly endless parade of fields of color with scribbles providing form, a style that is easily mimicked and has become a sort of “safe,” accessible go-to. There are confident decisions in these paintings appearing as commitments of strongly delineated forms and unexpected collisions of color that give the work a visceral, confident and playful soul, increasingly missing from contemporary expressionist abstraction. They are the paintings of a real painter rather than a decorative artist.”

ArtSeen, 2018

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