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7.00"W x 5.00"H x 1.0"D

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Matt O'Neill

Elmira Heights, NY

Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: business, gouache, watercolor, bust, politics, caricature, watercolour, figurative, abstract

Media: watercolour, gouache

Size: 7"W x 5"H x 1"D

Year Created: 1992

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While a caricature of a famous businessman and politician, the piece "H" evinces somewhat of the carnival atmosphere surrounding the apocryphal stories and myths attaching to this personality. Noted for his stubborn style and distinctive physical characteristics, it is still hard (for the artist at any rate) not to feel a measure of affection for outsized aspects in human form.

This work is framed in black, and glazed in high-quality UV-resistant plexiglass. Its a smaller work, suitable for corners and such--the gouache-watercolor mix does well in bright light and will emphasize different aspects in different lights. There is a slight amount (1/8 inch) of cropping in the passepartout.

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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