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Mindscape 2

36.00"W x 24.00"H x 2.6"D

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Chris Shockley

FOREST LAKE, MN

Medium: Collage

Subject Tags: painting, expressionism, california, blue, brown, sea, abstract, mixed-media

Media: watercolor, acrylic, mixed media, colored pencil, marker

Size: 36"W x 24"H x 2.625"D

Year Created: 2018

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This painting started out as a seascape influenced by a trip I took to California years ago. However, I was not happy with it and had more fun destroying it. It's painted with watercolor, acrylic, colored pencil and marker on a cradled gallery style wood panel. It became a seascape of the mind.

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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