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Artist: Guy Lyman
Price: $1,656.00
Medium: Mixed Media
Ship From New Orleans, LA
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Creation Date: 2022
Materials: Wood, Paper, Tar, House Paint, Oil, Acrylic
Dimensions: 36" x 24" x 1"
Finish: Unframed
About the Item: Artist's Statement:

"A new take on an earlier series of paintings I did called "Aggregate," this time with fewer forms and more negative space, concentrating on the balance of assonance and dissonance in the color and texture of a limited number of formal shapes. This is a very complex surface, with acrylic, oil, tar, oil crayon, wood and paper collage, house paint and other materials."

“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 loud or decorative. "

Artbeit Zeitschrift

(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
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