"THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US" Painting by Danny McCaw

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Painting: Oil on Canvas.

This work was inspired by Egon Schiele’s work “The Friends”created in 1918. After seeing this painting it sparked something in my imagination that started to evolve and develop through my drawings. Not as a direct copy but as a jumping off point to explore. I always try
to let my work evolve and develop on its own, not to be stuck to anyone idea or image.

The name of this painting is “The Distance Between Us” is really dealing with how we hinder our relationships due to the objects we put between ourselves and others.

This painting has a elusive ambiguous feeling that leaves me wondering and asking questions. There is a real emotional impression of not knowing if im late or early
to the table, as a figure is perched waiting for me in the upper portion of the painting. I am also wondering if this is a authority figure or someone waiting to greet me with open arms. The scale of this painting is dominated by this massive table with these strong angular edges that gives the viewer a unusual perspective and lead’s us right back up to this mysterious figure. The powerful design is held by the solid ivory blacks and deep red’s. The table is held with light grey violet’s and cool yellow’s, the table also has the most activity and intrust, with it’s thick areas of paint and complimented by it’s loose milky drips and scrapes. Stepping back from this painting has a real graphic abstract quality that gives it weight and strenght on differnt levels.





Danny McCaw

United States


Size: 48 W x 72 H x 2 in

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