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Gorky with cactus, 2020

$750

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Description

This painting was made with watercolor, oil pastel and oil on aquaboard. It has an allover web of activity combining figurative, mediated and abstract sources. The background comes from a book cover on the work of Abstract Expressionist painter Arshile Gorky that I saw in a friend's painting studio. I took a photo and reproduced it here. Gorky's serpentine and sharp forms reminded me of a cactus I had seen recently in the supermarket with little orange flowering buds. I placed these things together into a still life composition with an overload of surface activity.

Artfare code
CU0X3
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Yes
Medium

painting

Details

20.00 x 16.00 x 1.00 in | 50.80 x 40.64 x 2.54 cm

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Reis Studios

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