Unsettling Sunset

Shelton Walsmith | United States



87"h x 84"w


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    Art Description:

    I've been working on this for several months as monumentally scaled planned piece to involve protracted time; specifically the 4 months of winter which for me are a crucible of faith and will. The time is compressed here as an agent of change. The plan was to slowly get it to a finished state and then quickly mess it up like a defaced mural. It contains painted versions of my cut-n-paste collages as well as painted versions of Juan Gris and Pablo Picasso. The landscape is appropriated from an Albert Bierstadt painting. I set out to make a huge challenging conundrum wherein in questions are suspended about constructed space and perceived depth. "what's in front" in this pile up of styles and layers. When i started the piece in December the world was not in the grips of war and precariously renewed specter of apocalypse but as I finished I found myself enraged to violate this space in unexpected protest and transgression.

    Medium Used: Oil and Latex 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.