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CE170819 Painting

Steve Wanna

United States

Painting, Acrylic on Wood

Size: 26.5 W x 35.5 H x 3.5 D in

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About The Artwork

Works in this ongoing series are created by combining liquid and powder colours into small plaster shells and dropping them onto various surfaces, which are then covered with a thick layer of clear resin. The pieces are like frozen moments in time, each capturing the exact instant of impact between the ball of mixed colours and the surface. Although I decide on the colour combinations and can, to a certain extent, shape the composition, the compositions are semi-random as the end result is ultimately out of my control. The works tend to resemble supernovae explosions. I find this process of removing myself from the creation of the work exhilarating; each piece is an utter surprise, and the moment of impact is always thrilling!​ The titles of the pieces are inspired by the scheme used for naming supernovae.

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Painting:Acrylic on Wood

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:26.5 W x 35.5 H x 3.5 D in

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Steve Wanna is a multi-disciplinary sound and visual artist whose work includes music, sound design for dance collaborations, sculpture, installation, photography, and works for mixed media. Born and raised in Lebanon, he immigrated to the United States with his family at the age of 15, receiving a doctorate in Music Composition from the University of Maryland in 2004. His chief research and creative interest is the phenomenon of emergence. His works often incorporate electronics and interactive software to create pieces that exist in a state of becoming rather than being. In contexts both visual and sonic, the artist often relinquishes total control to become a contributing agent in a larger ecosystem that gives rise to the work. His compositions have received national and international performances and his artwork has been presented in galleries and venues across the United States. He has been teaching Sound Recording and Music Technology at the college level for the past decade.

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