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"Centuries of Dandy Nannies" Abstract Painting (green)

2021

$2,800

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25.5" x 21” oil, graphite on canvas, signed on reverse by the artist. This contemporary abstract painting by New York artist, Mark Masyga is visually laid out with multi-layers of painted lines ranging in an array of colors from green, blue, violet, yellow, teal and black. The variety of thickness and shapes of the lines creates an optical depth over the earthy green ground. This painting is featured in a solo show released by the Front Room Gallery in New York, entitled, "Charitable Deceptions". In this new body of work, the title “Charitable Deceptions,” refers to a passage written by Gabriel García Márquez in which, “…memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good.” Mark Masyga ruminates on this concept through his process of addition and subtraction in his compositional constructions. The linear abstract paintings in this exhibition chronicle a passage of time as explored through the artist’s application and removal of lines, forms and color. The resulting paintings have 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 exhibition, 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: 21 in. (53.34 cm)Width: 25.5 in. (64.77 cm)Depth: 1 in. (2.54 cm)
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  • Movement & Style
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  • Framing
    Framing Options Available
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU6928009102

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