180cm x 150cm (71″ x 59″)
One-off original painting
No prints or reproductions
Fully Certificated with valuation
Heat, UV and fade resistant
Hang in any orientation
An abstract painting with balls
So many abstract artworks I see these days are pleasing enough to the eye but fail to stop you from walking past them with anything more than a cursory glance.
My philosophy for owning and living with an original abstract painting is simple: make it memorable. Don’t buy it to fill a wall just because the wall is empty. Own it because it excites you, admire it because it challenges you and be thrilled with it each time you walk by. If it doesn’t then, in my opinion, it’s just a wall decoration.
One of the most unusual things about this particular painting is the combination of colours. I may have used blue and orange before but never on a peach and grey background and certainly not with turquoise and bright pink.
As with so many things I do it really shouldn’t work but somehow it does. This is proof that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. But oh, what parts they are!
There’s every kind of application method here; splats, pours, throws – it’s all there somewhere. This is, in part, one of the reasons why it works. It’s down to the variation in techniques that have been used. What you get, therefore, is a painting that’s constantly evolving and always moving. It never stands still so it will always give you something new to look at.
Doing something different
Let’s be honest with ourselves here; whatever you hang on your walls you have to love and you have to live with. But that doesn’t mean you can’t push the boundaries a little from time to time.
Doing something a little bit different is good. Give yourself permission to mix things up. It’s okay, it’s part of life. You can build a house around you and you can repaint walls and ceilings but the one thing you cannot change is the art you choose to own. So that’s the one thing you should choose wisely because everything else is replaceable really.
When you fall in love you should follow your heart.
And makes no difference if it’s a person or art.
Paint effects and finishes
Let’s wrap up by looking at the bewildering array of textures and paint effects on this piece. You may notice shimmering gold and silver metallics, rivers of colour flowing into each other, bubbles of colour and all kinds of intricate tiny blends of one sort or another.
Photographs don’t do it justice so it really needs to be seen for real. So whether you like this or not is always going to be a question of taste and desires. What cannot be in doubt is the extraordinary effort that has gone into creating it and the wanton disregard for what anybody thinks of it.
Perhaps if you’re also someone who doesn’t follow convention this could be right up your street.
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