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Steam Cloud (Blue Lines) Painting

Joanna Holisz

United Kingdom

Painting, Oil on Paper

Size: 20.1 W x 27 H x 0 D in

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Originally listed for $860
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About The Artwork

This painting is on paper, unframed. It is painted with oil paint, thinned down to create lucid layers. I paint on paper as a way to think through the hierarchies of painting, and what it means to create a piece of artwork. My work both celebrates and challenges the masterpiece, looking towards the turbulent landscape paintings of art history and modernist discussions of sincerity; it sits in its own space trying to work out what it all means. This work is an imagined landscape, zoomed in beyond obvious recognition. I like to create familiar but ambiguous shapes which could represent a number of different things to the viewer. You might see a cloud of steam, an explosion, or the thrashing plunge pool of a waterfall; you might see none of those things at all.

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Painting:Oil on Paper

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:20.1 W x 27 H x 0 D in

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Joanna Holisz is an artist based in Glasgow, Scotland. On one side is the absurd and the exaggerated; on the other, the unassuming and the earnest. My work sits on both sides, unwilling to choose. Letting each side clash, tug, and then happily coexist in space, I experience blissful confusion. Currently, my work makes reference to, discusses, and attempts to replicate the most magnificent piece of artwork to have ever existed, and enjoys the chaos which ensues in pursuit of this unattainable dream.

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