Abstract Landscape 13, 2018
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Oil, Graphite, Oil Stick on Canvas
60 x 48 x 1.50 in
Abstract Expressionist Teacher and Master Artist Hans Hoffman believed all good abstract art compositions are based in the real - a figure, a landscape, a still life, etc... Steven painted Abstract Landscape 13 with a landscape composition in mind. He has 3000 or so photographs taken with a DJI Phantom that he used as references. As this painting developed, he kept in mind the modern art idea that the medium itself (paint, charcoal, graphite,etc.) has an equal voice as the content/composition in telling the story on canvas. The lines, the drips, the thick and thin paint, the runs are all part of the conversation. He is influenced by the work of Richard Diebenkorn; Steven loves the pentimenti aspect of Diebenkorn's work and hopes to include pentimenti in his work.