A Fleeting Melody

8.00"W x 8.00"H x 2.0"D

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Chris Shockley


Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: painting, figurative, expressionism, music, guitar, red, blue, figure, melody

Media: watercolor, acrylic, sealed, clear, colored, pencil, uv, resistent on board, panel, hard

Size: 8"W x 8"H x 2"D

Year Created: 2018

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When I started this painting I didn't have any particular concept in mind. It began simply as a loose colorful painting of a guitarist. However, as I allowed certain aspects of the figure to wash into, and mingle with the background it became something more. The subject appears to be retiring into the colorful melody that surrounds it. The melody of life appears fleeting. It's painted on a 2 inch deep cradled Ampersand Aquabord panel and sealed with a uv resistant acrylic varnish.

My work is emotionally layered, messy, textured, and rhythmic in thought. Much like an improvised solo, scattered color often moves freely in and out of the structured chord progression, of an idea, and/or feeling. I enjoy using colorfully sewn characters in my paintings to make lighthearted statements of frustration, motivation, love, lust, and absurdity. However, there are moments in my work where the process, of emotional release, is more important than the idea. The meaning is then left for the viewer to ascertain. In any case, a layered improvised mess of scratchy lines and colorful noise invade each piece creating a sense of movement and musicality. I currently live and work in Minnesota and hold a Bachelors in Fine Art from the College of Visual Arts in Saint Paul MN.

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