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Max Lebven
X Marks The Spot, Max Lebven 2017 Abstract Mixed Media on Canvas Painting

2017

About

'X Marks the Spot' is an abstract mixed media on canvas painting created by American artist Max Lebven in 2017. Featuring a bright palette made of a spectrum of colors such as yellow, blue, peach, red and aqua revealing Max's admiration for Roy Lichtenstein's bold colors, this medium size painting exudes au aura of energy. Max started with a layer of spray paint, used to create the swirling shapes that attract the eye into the painting and followed it by a variety of other layers, including the diagonal dripping that gives a wonderful sense of movement to the ensemble. Unframed, this mixed media on canvas is signed on the back. While the painting is currently wired to be hung vertically, you are welcome to choose its ideal format. With its slender proportions and vivid colors, this contemporary abstract mixed media on canvas painting will enliven any wall beautifully, whether placed above a commode, bed or side table. Max Lebven is an American born artist. His work is greatly influenced by the vibrant colors he grew up with in New England. People often ask Max Lebven “What was your motivation for that piece?” Lebven's guess is they’re expecting some deep philosophical discourse about how the piece is an homage to this person or a symbol of man’s struggle against that injustice or maybe a metaphysical expression of the dichotomy of life. The reality is, there’s none of that in Lebven's work. When Max approaches a canvas, it’s literally and figuratively a blank canvas. The truth is, he rarely begins a piece with an idea of what exactly it’s going to look like at the end. Although Lebven may have an idea of a stencil he wants to use or a mix of colors he would like to try, the reality is the piece reveals itself as he paints and the colors and strokes seem to beckon him as he goes along. Once Lebven gets started the work takes on a life of its own. At the end of the day, Lebven's motivation for his art is… Using colors and layers and lines to create something that strikes a chord with those who share his perspective, something that makes hearts smile and maybe skip a beat once in a while.

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  • Condition
    Excellent.
  • Dimensions

    H 36 in. x W 18 in. x D 1.5 in.

    H 91.44 cm x W 45.72 cm x D 3.81 cm

  • Gallery location
    Purchase, NY
  • Reference number
    LU42532613221

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