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The Philosopher Classifies Candy Corn The Philosopher Classifies Candy Corn
The Philosopher Classifies Candy Corn
Artist: Guy Lyman
Price: $2,714.00
Medium: Painting
Ship From New Orleans, LA
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Creation Date: 2024
Materials: Charcoal, House Paint, Acrylic, Oil Pastel, Tar, Handmade Paper
Dimensions: 37" x 37" x 1"
Finish: Unframed
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Comes framed and ready to hang. 


Artist’s Statement: “I did some paintings years ago incorporating simple, meditative iconic forms, and they had a quiet, brooding formality about them. As with this painting, the surfaces were very complex (paint, tar, oil pastel, collage, etc.). The orange shape on the left came into being on its own, and to my own delight became a lighthearted comment on the gravity of those earlier paintings. We tend to take art too seriously, and I'm certainly guilty. Anyway, I find this to be a beautiful painting to look at that checks its own gravity with a dose of childhood innocence. 


“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 


Painting comes in a high-profile professional float frame, ready to hang.

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