A moment before


Netherlands

Painting
Size: 82.7 H x 74.8 W x 1.8 in

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Art Description

Painting: Acrylic on Canvas.

from the Monolith Series

By applying paint with paper tape to raw canvas, Mullen manages to create layered images, constantly pushing the boundaries of perception. Interested in the concept of 'monoliths' and architectural representations of authority and legitimacy, Mullen has long been busy with the visual power and intensity of depth and light when engaged with a flat surface. Juxtaposing the physicality of his work with the suggestion of space, Mullen creates a complex affect that manages to suggest the incarnation of something grand and vast yet also perhaps just that; a suggestion and not a reality. An illusion, and not the truth. As a devoted craftsman who meticulously creates all of his work without digital or mechanical aids, he still manages to create the impression of reproducibility, which is precisely what he seeks to highlight in an era of mass consumption. Additionally, it is the posturing of power and success that Mullen is especially interested in. How does an image in the digital age gain or lose its impact as it travels through the online world?

Keywords: Pink, Purple, Gradients, Horizon, Lines, Batract

Subjects: Abstract

Styles: Abstract, Modern, Minimalism

Mediums: Acrylic

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