Yes to Delaunay

30.00"W x 20.00"H x 0.1"D

$1,000 (Shipping Included)

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Matt O'Neill

Elmira Heights, NY

Medium: Collage

Subject Tags: zen, soft, curves, dynamic, kandinsky, grafiti, brushwork, hitsuzendo, delaunay, mixed-media, abstract, non-representational, suprematism, stijl, de

Media: ink, watercolor

Size: 30"W x 20"H x 0.08"D

Year Created: 2018

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"Yes to Delaunay" is an accidental hommage--a controlled piece that pleasures in deeper colours with slower wavelengths. This piece is a study in brush control, and well as the inter-relationship between curves on their own trajectories but still caught in the same field.

The slight grey band visible in the image is an artifact of the scanning process, not in the actual artwork.

Update: Will be shipped framed in black metal shadowbox float (no passepartout) under UV-resistant museum-quality plexiglass.

Environment is key to feeling, and I seek to create a sense of more than one environment, not only to examine what juxtaposition would look like visually, but also to create a "musical" dialogue for the eyes that avoids stagnancy and counterpoints the inherent dynamism possible in a static image.

If I were to use one word to define my aim as a didactic artist, it would be "Hitsuzendo."

If I were to use a different word to define what happens to me when compelled to create, it would be "Anarchy."

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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