48.00"W x 24.00"H x 0.8"D

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Eric Siebenthal


Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: asteroid, eclipse, modern, abstract, impressionism, fluid, space, explosion, star, comet, power, fire, solar

Media: acrylic on canvas

Size: 48"W x 24"H x 0.75"D

Year Created: 2010

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Flare was painted in 2010 during a cosmic, solar, planetary phase. Red is such a powerful bold massive color, I just had to accomplish a painting like this early on. This idea has never really left and may paint it again with a bit of a different perspective, but this absolutely captures what was intended. A comet, an asteroid, or a star burning and barreling directly at the viewer, up close and personal. It isn't often that I see a comet or burning star put into this perspective, so this was a must do for me.

I stumbled into painting some would say late in life, yet I had always searched for a positive way to express myself, however fleeting. Painting rapidly became an obsession as I soon realized that what I had been looking for wasn’t at all what I was expecting. This creative means of expression didn’t have to be beautiful and it certainly didn’t have to make sense. It was most often spontaneous, surreal, and subconscious. This style of painting as I now understand it has been vividly explored and technically termed as Abstract Expressionism. However, painting in the moment is whatever I need it to be, regardless of the term. I do not feel the need to follow any artistic rules or format as this would cross grain dramatically with what I am trying to accomplish with my art.

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