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Artist: Guy Lyman
Price: $621.00
Medium: Painting
Ship From New Orleans, LA
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Creation Date: 2021
Materials: Acrylic Paint, Graphite, Ink, Pastel, Pigment
Dimensions: 16" x 20" x 2"
Finish: Framed
About the Item: (Comes float-framed behind glass.)

Artist's Statement: "I was working on my "Gridish" paintings (you can find them in a search on the term "Gridish" on this site) when I became engrossed with certain materials I was working with - dry pigments in particular. I had a small canvas ready to go, and shifted my attention to concentrating on just one of the rectangular forms I had been using in the Gridish series, and applying these materials in a way that pleased me. I began to create some variations on these, and this is one of them."

(the following is the Artist's Statement on the"Gridish" paintings, quite different from the one here but spawned by it.

Artist’s Statement: “As I often do, I chose a very simple form to work with in this series of paintings – a grid of rectangles. It was some Sean Scully forms I was thinking of when I started these. 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. Making the paintings is a series of minute decisions about addition and subtraction that goes on for a long time, even if the result looks deceptively simple. It’s never simple to do. These have been selling here in New Orleans before I have been able to list them, so I have been pulling out select ones to show only online, so that collectors of my work elsewhere and new folks get a chance to see them."

(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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