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Arctic Blast #1 Painting

john long

United States

Painting, Acrylic on Wood

Size: 12 W x 12 H x 1.5 D in

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About The Artwork

One of a series of 24 small paintings created during the last days of 2022 and the first days of 2023. This painting is part of a sub-set of four paintings entitled "Arctic Blast." It was inspired by the hyper-cold temperatures that flowed down from the Arctic over two-thirds of the "Lower 48." Two, three or four could be hung as a set. Inquire for images of the other paintings from the set. Acrylic on wood panel. signature, title, date and artist inventory number on the back. Ready to hang.

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Painting:Acrylic on Wood

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:12 W x 12 H x 1.5 D in

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The work itself. The painting. The ink work. Calligraphy. The psychic state of work-driven contemplation that focuses the mind, heightens awareness, frees the ego and makes time dissolve. That is what drives me. I work from the kernel of an idea or a feeling; not a plan. Even when there is a design, my work is spontaneous, improvisational, jazz-like. My precision is imprecise, my exactness is inexact. Perfection is an evil genii I aim to expose. My work invites close inspection: contemplation of imprecision, inexactness and imperfection. Many of my pieces have multiple layers. They have their own history, manifold incarnations, patterns that compete with one another, contrast, complement, build complexity, or reduce to simplicity. Over the last twenty-five years I have worked consistently and intensively in the studio. Beginning with assembled objects in painted boxes, one medium led to another, one style to another in an ongoing intuitive exploration. Three-dimensional assemblages led to two-dimensional collages I dubbed ‘woven photos.’ Then followed three-dimensional ‘tape on books’: books mummified within quilt patterns of colorful electricians tape. Then abstract painting: vaporous landscapes; neo-geometric; anti-minimalist; text-based paintings that challenge comprehension or shout TRUTH; post-modern mandalas; multi-layered matrices; constructivist networks; paintings sawed into pieces and recombined into mosaics. And whenever I butt-up against a dead-end in my painting, I reach for paper and sumi ink to simplify my thoughts or simply explode using traditional calligraphy brushes or non-traditional brushes with super-long bristles. When I paint on plywood panels I build hardwood float frames. When I paint on canvas, it is loose canvas, and when the painting is finished I build the wooden frame and stretch the canvas.

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Showed at the The Other Art Fair

Handpicked to show at The Other Art Fair presented by Saatchi Art in Dallas, Dallas, Dallas, Dallas, Dallas, Dallas

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