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Gridish #29 Gridish #29
Gridish #29
Artist: Guy Lyman
Price: $621.00
Medium: Painting
Ship From New Orleans, LA
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Creation Date: 2022
Materials: Lacquer,Charcoal,House Paint,Acrylic
Dimensions: 16" x 13" x 1"
Finish: Unframed
About the Item: (The camera insists on adding a bluish tint to these paintings, which isn't there in person.)

Artist’s Statement: “As I often do, I chose a very simple form to work with here – a grid of rectangles. Content never interests me much, and I don’t spend time thinking about it. I’m interested in the balance of assonant and dissonant colors, line quality, texture and impasto, push and pull, these sorts of issues. This one is reminiscent of an earlier painting I sold that was simpler than the others in the "Gridish" series, with less going on inside the oval forms and concentrating more on the balance of colors. Instead I ended up merely building up the white paint within the rectangles and adding a very slight tint to the negative space. The drips are prominent in this one. I find these to be happy paintings, in a time that's been less than happy."

(On prior series by the artist): “These 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

Comes pre-framed and ready to hang in a white floater frame. 15.5" x 12.5" framed, 14" x 11" canvas only.
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