36.00"W x 36.00"H x 1.5"D

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John Barney


Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: interior decor, pop, modern art, texture, palette knife, psychological, large painting, centerpiece, colorful, expressionism, portrait, face, abstract, picasso

Media: acrylic on canvas

Size: 36"W x 36"H x 1.5"D

Year Created: 2018

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"Within" continues my fascination of the of the inner psyche and the use of color and texture to make an emotional impact on the viewer. The world is chaotic and we are all struggling to make sense of it - and that's the theme here. - you'll see some symbolism within this painting...but my ambition is to invite you to discover something about yourself as you explore the painting. It was painted with a palette knife - so thick texture is in evidence and really makes it "pop." It'll make a magnificent centerpiece for a room. It's painted on the sides and ready to hang - no need to frame.

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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