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"A Celluloid Dickey, a Razor and Two 8-Balls,” modernist abstract painting

2021

$9,200

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52" x 34”(oil, graphite on canvas) signed on reverse by the artist. This multi-panel painting by Mark Masyga is composed of 10 oil on wood painted wood panels. This painting installation style expands the viewing area and creates an additional visual depth with shifting ground colors. Brushstrokes connect and flow to others of different colors, nearly meeting shapes or thicknesses when they reach a panel’s edge, and end up going somewhere else entirely. White gaps between the panels of A Celluloid Dickey, a Razor and Two 8-Balls act as punctuation, stopping the eye or drawing attention to internal edges. This linear abstract painting is from a new body of work entitled, "Charitable Deceptions". The painting is developed through a multilayered process of application and removal of painted and drawn lines, forms and color. The resulting painting has a sense of static movement within the illusionary space of the canvas. The linear forms of color emerge with clarity from the ground colors; reminiscent of bent wire, they overlap and intertwine to engage with each other. In this painting, Masyga continues his interest in combining mark-making aspects of drawing and with fields and washes of oil paint. Within the added layers of pencil lines and painted swaths is also evidence of erasure. Paint covers some marks completely; elsewhere he leaves traces of previous lines and colors, either seeping through or visible along the edges. Mark Masyga received his MFA from the Art Institute of Chicago and currently lives and works in New York. Masyga has participated in the Edward F. Albee residency in Montauk, New York, Skowhegan, Maine, and was featured in the PS 1 Studio Visit Program. Mark Masyga has exhibited extensively in New York and nationally. He is represented by Front Room Gallery in New York.

Details

  • Attributed to
    Mark Masyga (1960, American)
  • Creation Year
    2021
  • Dimensions
    Height: 34 in. (86.36 cm)Width: 52 in. (132.08 cm)Depth: 1.5 in. (3.81 cm)
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  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Framing
    Framing Options Available
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU6927994112

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