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Orbicular Bloom XVI - Abstract Monochrome Painting

Orbicular Bloom XVI - Abstract Monochrome Painting

Regular price $328.00 USD
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The perfect unique gift, this is an original one off, lovely small abstract painting on canvas ready to hang on the wall.

Medium: Acrylic Polymer Paint on Traditional Gallery Wrapped Canvas

Dimensions: 30.5cm x 30.5cm (12” x 12”)

 

The dramatic dark and light contrast in this painting create an otherworldly feel. This one has a wonderfully textured surface with many undulations and subtle movement from the layers in the underpainting. I have pared back the colour more in this series of paintings in an almost Zen-like fashion. The artworks are more minimalist in the monochrome palette and elegant without losing a sense movement, calm and simplicity.

The ‘Orbicular’ Series continues with my fascination and joy inspired microscopic-worlds, biology and sea-life, exploring the most miniscule fragments of the universe. The circular organic motifs and patterns allude to cellular life forms, dainty aquatic-life and to the visceral otherworldliness of the building blocks of life like cells, amoeba, and molecules and as the title suggests, ancient rock formations. The circles can be viewed as miniscule cell life just as easily as a dark underwater scene with drifting jellyfish or bioluminescent organisms passing by. Or, the ancient patterns within and on geology forms of rocks and pebbles. The aim was to create something universal, sublime and beautiful yet also possessing a feeling of fragility and tranquillity.

”I feel like I am gently floating like jelly-fish” is a lovely comment I so often receive from this series.

The monochrome palette reflects nature and is inspired by the mini-worlds discovered in rock pools and coral reefs in particular to the Basalt beaches around the southern coast of Australia where I grew up. In my dreams and memories, the black basalt rocks of these beach’s create a sharp contrast to the barnacle growths and wildly coloured algae’s and seaweeds of the area. 

Ultimately the paintings are about our sense of awe and wonder at nature and the miraculous building blocks of all life.

What I enjoy most about my paintings is they make people smile with a sense of wonderment and feelings of happiness as well as giving their walls style and finesse with a spot of otherworldly nature for years to come.

 

This is one is part of a pair and both paintings look stunning hanging together. Keep a look out on my other listings. The other is titled ‘Orbicular Bloom XVII’.

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ALL PAINTINGS ARE VARNISHED with Professional Quality Artists Varnish, once they have been photographed. This gives a protective surface and a low sheen that really makes the colours powerful & eye-catching.

The painting is on canvas wrapped around traditional wooden stretcher bars with edges that are a smart 4cm deep out from your wall.

The edges are cleaned, staple free and painted an elegant black to compliment this painting.

Ready to hang with picture wire on back.

Painting is signed and titled verso.

 

NOTE: Artwork is sold UNFRAMED.

SHADOW BOX FRAMING in raw oak, white or black can be arranged at for an additional fee. Message me for a quote.

Please note if you are in my area you can message me and book a studio visit to view the artworks in real life before you purchase. And buy and take home on the spot.

My studio is in the Bayside area of Melbourne, Victoria.

 

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