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These are completely unique and original PMS Mixed Media paintings on broken, reclaimed wood pieces and wooden panels. This diptych is a series within my new series. These paintings and series epitomizes a technique and aesthetic I have been working to perfect over the years and takes them to a new level, both literally and figuratively. Themes in my work of construction, deconstruction, vibrant color, form, texture and decay exist in this piece and have been amplified by a new layer of broken down, assembled pieces of wood, that have been painted and constructed into the piece. This adds a wonderful new element of shadow and an idea of breaking the plane of a conventional canvas and frame. I have continued my obsession with incorporating found and recycled materials and assembled them into what I like to think of as a sculptural painting. They are beautiful and rugged and fun to look at from multiple angles and with the changing of light that reflects on the piece. The colors are vibrant and alive and the texture is highly tactile and almost edible. The colors of oil paint streak and mix on the surface and appear to be streaming across the surface in brilliant overlapping and interacting color and create bumps or waves of texture on the surface to give even more depth and intrigue to the pieces. This is truly an original series of paintings like no other. Note: These paintings are painted on wooden pieces and assembled reclaimed wood, and come uniquely hang ready. Individual sizes, from left to right are as follows: 26" x 19" x 1" and 25.5" x 25" x 2". These paintings are signed on the front and include my Certificate of Authenticity. © 2020 PMS Artwork. All rights reserved.
Multi-paneled Sculpture:Paint on Wood
Size:51.5 W x 25 H x 2 D in
Packaging:Ships in a Crate
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Ships From:United States.
"My art and life has been a process of moving from darkness into light." - PMS Artist Preston M. Smith (PMS) found himself cross-eyed and with no depth perception as a child. This was the "lens" through which he developed his unique visual perspective of the world, which he now shares as a painter. Before focusing completely on his visual artwork, Preston spent many years developing and expanding his creative mindset by acting professionally, touring and lead singing for a punk/ska band, and writing two novels as well as a collection of poetry and original paintings. All of this experience fed into his ability to access his creative voice and communicate his own experience. Over the years, Preston’s artwork has transitioned from moody pop surrealist paintings into vibrantly colorful, tactile, highly textured and almost "edible" abstract works. His mantra for his abstract work is "color, texture, and beauty", and his work and life have been an expression of moving from darkness into light. Preston’s work has been showcased alongside David Lynch and at the Inaugural Purple Ball for President Obama’s Inauguration in 2009, where he was commissioned to paint 12 portraits of the President. Very recently, his work was selected by a panel of curators as a winner in the 1st 2018 ArtSlant Artprize Showcase. His work has also been on display at the world famous La Luz De Jesus Gallery, and in numerous exhibitions throughout Los Angeles and across the country. Preston's was also recently the subject of a documentary short directed by Tony Lugo entitled "Negativity To Creativity" and his work is in private collections around the world as well in the homes of celebrities such as Ed Harris, Ashley Judd, Josh Lucas, and so forth.
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