26.00"W x 20.00"H x 0.0"D

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Matt O'Neill

Elmira Heights, NY

Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: nouveau, watercolour, non-representational, abstract

Media: watercolour, gouache

Size: 26"W x 20"H x 0.01"D

Year Created: 2018

This work in watercolor, on raggy, rough paper, has a bright disposition. Colors verging, but not quite in pastel swirl with creamy metallic to evince an art-nouveau-esque richness. The non-standard edges help bring chaos out of order as a desired eventual state in the 'entropy of aesthetics' (please don't throw anything even if that little phrase deserves it :-)

This work comes unframed, and may have areas of slight rubbing where the density of paint supersedes the 'tacky' of the pigment binder--this is purposeful and part of the 'entropic' principle captured on the sheet.

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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