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Rosetta #17 Rosetta #17
Rosetta #17
Artist: Guy Lyman
Price: $1,104.00
Medium: Painting
Ship From New Orleans, LA
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Creation Date: 2022
Materials: Tar, House Paint, Acrylic, Charcoal, Pastel
Dimensions: 25" x 19" x 1"
Finish: Unframed
About the Item: (Comes framed and ready to hang in a high-profile maple frame.)

Artist’s Statement: “I have been working on more formal and restrained paintings lately, and decided to loosen up by revisiting a series I did a few years ago inspired by the work of Cy Twombly, Julian Schnabel and various other painters of gestural and somewhat graffiti-like strokes. Those were sold long ago. These new paintings incorporate an array of mediums; it's a very complex surface. I typically sell in New Orleans but have been keeping some work back to offer exclusively online in order to make it available to collectors elsewhere, lately including some European collectors I have enjoyed getting to know."

“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. "

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(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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