Uno de Mayo

Shelton Walsmith | United States


Gestural Abstraction

60" x 60"


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    Art Description:

    “Uno de Mayo” is a celebration of Spring. Painted on the first day of May in a single session it freezes and documents the speed in which the gestures were laid down in rapid succession. The feverish chromatic action takes place in the center surrounded by a field of off whites and pure untouched canvas white. This is a tendency or strategy I employ often borrowing the musical term PPFF which means ‘piano piano forte forte’. In music; quiet passages are contrasted by loud ones. In the case of painting noisy, busy even violent gestures are couched in a field of space vacant and silent by comparison.

    Medium Used: Oil on Canvas

    Shelton Walsmith | United States

    A body of work should not be a cadaver evidencing life that was but rather the flash-point for life which ignites anew on each renewed encounter.