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Superimposition of Two Forms Superimposition of Two Forms
Superimposition of Two Forms
Artist: Guy Lyman
Price: $782.00
Medium: Painting
Ship From New Orleans, LA
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Creation Date: 2008
Materials: Acrylic Paint,House Paint
Dimensions: 30" x 24" x 1"
Finish: Unframed
About the Item: I had been making some very colorful paintings based on rings or circles that had been very well received, but my forms and brushstrokes began to tighten and feel a little restrained. So I decided to change both the forms and the strokes, and lose a lot of the color, and do something different for awhile. I stayed with simple forms as in general I am much more interested in surface and color anyway. With this painting, after I had finished the central piece, I felt it lacked gravitas due mostly to size, and so I decided to affix the canvas to an underlying canvas painted in a very flat black color, with texture to it (I actually used house paint for this, which is perfect for what I wanted). So the painting is actually a canvas attached to another, and has three-dimensionality to it. You can see in the close-ups the "strokiness" I was after. I think this painting has a sort of Rothko-ish, iconic quality to it, but without the gravitas.
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