Ed Kamuda, "Songs Along the Way", oil with wax varnish on board, 2017, 12" x 12" - Painting by Ed Kamuda
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Ed Kamuda, "Songs Along the Way", oil with wax varnish on board, 2017, 12" x 12"

2017

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Influenced by the natural environment, Ed Kamuda is known for his use of simplified shapes that symbolically, and pictographically convey elements of the landscape. He works with a palette knife rather than a brush, building up and scratching away oil pigment before finishing the surface with a wax varnish to create textural interest. This method results in lively, facetted surfaces that complement his bold lines and shapes, and serve to reinforce his interpretation of nature as strong and wondrous. His mystical bent and reverence of nature link him to the Northwest School of painters. "Songs Along the Way" depicts an abstract landscape scene featuring various natural elements reduced to shapes painted in rich orange, yellow, brown, and gray tones. The illusion of trees and plant life are complemented by circular forms within the composition, similarly embodying natural elements and or light. Form and line are reduced to primitive, bold elements, sometimes playful, but ever sophisticated. This highly-abstract composition reveals the artist's love for pattern with variations on square and circular blocks turning the scene into a vibrant tapestry. Kamuda's approach to abstraction and the playfulness of his imagery liken his work to that of artists like Paul Klee. Ed Kamuda, who has been showing in the Northwest region since 1978, was honored with a solo exhibition at the Museum of Northwest Art in 1995. His paintings are included in the collections of Microsoft, SAFECO, Zymogenetics and Washington schools through Art in Public Places Program. In 1999, he was included in the Whatcom Museum of History and Art’s Beyond the Horizon: Artists of the Rural Landscape. Harris Harvey Gallery began representing the artist in 2001.

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  • Artist
    Ed Kamuda (1943, American)
  • Creation Year
    2017
  • Condition
    New
  • Dimensions
    H 12 in. x W 12 in.H 30.48 cm x W 30.48 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Seattle, WA
  • Reference Number
    LU95713611112
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