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Barry Masteller

Construct, Two.

acrylic on paper.
39.5 x 27.5 x 0 inches
© 2014


Masteller's works remind that paintings not only represent but also exist as physical landscapes. They reflect a keen understanding of paintings as three-dimensional terrain's, formed by sedimented layers of pigment, binder and varnish, and built up, like geological formations, over the course of time. Rather than a weighty, physical presence, however, the works exude a lightness more befitting of a mirage. The ethereal brushstrokes that hover on the surface of these canvases enhance the insubstantial quality of the apparitions. The painstaking method with which Masteller applies the paint to canvas, the delicacy of the forms and the subtlety of the deep, sultry hues invokes the jewel-like tonalist surfaces that haunt his compositions.

Marcelle Polednik PhD.

Full Artwork Details
Artist: Barry Masteller
Title: Construct, Two.
Date: 2014
Medium: acrylic on paper.
Medium Category: Painting
Genre: Abstract
Original Dimensions: 39.5 x 27.5 x 0 inches
Copyright: 2014
ArtSlant Awards: 3rd 2014 ArtSlant Prize Showcase Winner in the abstract Category
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Tags: painting, abstract

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