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17.00"W x 25.00"H x 0.1"D

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Matt O'Neill

Elmira Heights, NY

Medium: Collage

Subject Tags: geomteric, abstraction, geographic, suprematism, reflection, bright, non-representational, abstract, constructivism, light, water, shiny, serenity, cheerful, ebullient, chaos, constructivism

Media: ink, watercolor, gouache

Size: 17"W x 25"H x 0.08"D

Year Created: 2018

Languid rays of light strike not only water, but the things nature puts in water, and the things man puts in water--each giving us a different reflection of each other.

Ink, watercolour, and gouache are used to keep crisp borders, variously translucent and opaque fields, and subtle details I hope the viewer will enjoy--each changing with the light that strikes it.

This 17x25 inch work is currently unframed, but can be arranged framed by prior arrangement. It is painted on Strathmore 500, a bright-white 8-ply vellum surfaced board that handles wet media very well.

The grind and excitement of near-constant movement has given me a stormy and tense relationship to space, and to movement within that space. From walled-off Berlin, foggy Vienna, quaint Alpine villages, and myriad boxy American cities--each environment adding something subtle to my creations. I often pose the philosophical question--why would a thing need to represent another thing, if its own beauty in form should be recognized? I crave tension--seeking truth through examination of angles, trial--error, and the narrative that develops visually through the "indelibility" of contact between pen and paper.

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