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John Wayne II

24.00"W x 24.00"H x 1.5"D

$500 (Shipping Included)

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Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: op, celebrity, pop, bright, vibrant, portrait, conceptual, abstract, rainbow, vivid, actor

Media: acrylic on hardwood panel

Size: 24"W x 24"H x 1.5"D

Year Created: 2015

Ready to Hang

My abstracted portraits, under the title, “Fading Identities,” is an homage to people of our past and present. Every one of these individuals helped create the world to how it is today. You might question the title, “Fading Identities” as the opposite of a homage, due to the verb fading, but in reality, as these paintings exude.. The actual identity of each individual might visually fade over time from our memories, but there are still fragments and pieces of each that we always tend to remember, even if it is just a silhouette of the whole.

This piece is on a birch panel, raised 1 1/2", titled, signed and dated on the back. All paints used are Golden Paint and Liquitex Professional acrylics. Reason I mention this, is because I produce my work to last the test of time through using only the highest quality of materials.

Throughout my last 20 years in the field of fine arts, I have had an exquisite fascination with color theory and the effects of using the entire spectrum within a work to create illusions and movement. My inspirations such as Bridget Riley and Victor Vasarely have given me the foundation in my studies of their works, and I have built upon that, along with my background in graphic design, to create abstracted portraits, expressionistic designs, and intricate mandalas. Each of my main subject focuses has lone intentions, but comprise the same technique in which my art is created, that allow my work to be an homage to not only individuals or designs, but rather, color in general.

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