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22.00"W x 28.00"H x 0.8"D

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John Barney


Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: colorful, movement, loose, figurative, lines, contemporary, modern, palette knife, woman, expressionism, abstract

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 22"W x 28"H x 0.75"D

Year Created: 2017

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This interesting abstract has a lot in it if you look carefully. It revolves around a ghostly figure that is "Becoming." If you look carefully, you'll see a second figure emerging as well. I'm intrigued by the idea that the painting is "developing" on it's own - kind of haunting! I also enjoy its multi-color palette. Explore your psyche with this one, as it's rife with psychological dimension - the longer you look at it, the more you will find! This painting has thick paint and is alive with movement from the slashing of the painting knife. This will look fantastic framed - and will bring your room alive with its rich color and texture.

Welcome to my wacky and colorful world. I'm a self-taught Long Beach, California-based artist who's been a fan of art most of my life. I've developed much of my style by combining elements I've admired in paintings while visiting galleries across the country. You can say I was a "wandering minstrel" throughout the galleries of the U.S.. Color, texture, and psychological dimension are probably the three main components of my work. I'm most satisfied when someone connects emotionally to one of my paintings. I love that because it's really about suspending time and space while observing - that momentary escape we feel when relating to something on an intimate level that only we, as individuals, understand. While I do have intentions for some pieces, much of my work is open-ended so that the observer uses their own psychology to fill in the blanks. What's most fascinating to me is what people tell me they see in my paintings - stuff I never thought of! I'm a happily independent artist, won some awards, been in several art publications and galleries. However, the only thing I care about is you - and your art experience. Finally, music is another passion - I write songs and play guitar in "The 11th Floor Band."

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