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About The Painting

Saatchi Art is pleased to offer the Painting, "Wave 4," by paul leibow, available for purchase at $275 USD. Original Painting: Acrylic on Paper.

I surfed for 25 years and saw most paintings of waves as trite or kitsch and to reflect nostalgia, but when I saw Raymond Pettibon's work with waves it changed how I depicted them. I saw my passion to ride mountains that moved in oceans of ferocious energy viable. A way to capture just a fraction of that feeling, freedom and motion encapsulating a notion that in that split second your connected to something other, while at the same time, in something so much bigger then oneself if you were crushed into sand and erased from the earth, it would not matter. There is a beauty and release in that. These works attempt to hold just a small part of that capacity for life.