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Abstract painting collage in tones of blue, peach, beige and citron
mixed media collage on Fabriano and Indian paper
Artwork measures 22 x 36 inches
Artist made wooden frame (painted neutral cream) measures 26 x 40 x .5 inches

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James O'Shea
Lexington (Framed Abstract Painting Collage in Blue, Peach & Beige)

2013

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Abstract painting collage in tones of blue, peach, beige and citron mixed media collage on Fabriano and Indian paper Artwork measures 22 x 36 inches Artist made wooden frame (painted neutral cream) measures 26 x 40 x .5 inches This collage is constructed with both Fabriano paper( an artisan warm white paper, 100% cotton and acid free) and Indian paper that shows delicate, speckled texture. Deckle edged paper is floated in the frame without a mat. Beautiful abstract, contemporary construction with a palette of pale blues and aqua with light charcoal gray and neutral apricot. His expert handling of the gouache produces layer upon layer of transparent color to create compositions that are at once architectural with organic gestural, strokes. Random asymmetrical cuts impart a rawness and texture to the work that suggests collage. Mr. O'Shea's a true master of mediums, this artist works in oil, gouache, fresco secco, acrylic and collage. Inspired by West Coast painter and printmaker, Richard Diebenkorn, O'Shea shares a similar color sensibility and many of his compositions could be perceived as abstracted landscape aerial views. About the artist: O'Shea's compositions of layered colors and shapes, seeming architectural and yet organic, are inspired by experiences near his studio on the Hudson River. The artist's interest in the energy surrounding nature's changing of seasons is clear as each color and shape come to represent a particular time of day or year. O’Shea finds revelation in observing the world while it’s deep in hibernation during the winter months. With foliage shed from the trees, therein lies nature’s defining qualities – branches that are finely etched against blue and gray winter skies, animals that are exposed to the elements, their tracks in the snow leaving proof of scurried movements. These characteristics of the land can only truly be known when it is cold and summer’s distractions are put to rest. James O'Shea was born in 1952 in Buffalo, New York. He lived in London from 1970 to 1975 where he attended the City and Guilds of London Art School studying with Eric Morby. He also attended Goldsmith's College and the University of London, where he majored in printmaking. Moving to New York in 1975, he spent 10 years life drawing and investigating color. He experiments in most media, and is now primarily interested in oils and encaustic paints. In 2004, he exhibited his work at the Charter Oak Cultural Center in Hartford, Connecticut, in a one man show. In 2006 he exhibited at Paesaggio Fine Arts’ 100 Pearl Street Gallery in Hartford, Connecticut. O’Shea has also shown at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, NY, and the Guildhall in London. His work is included in many private collections. Mr. O’Shea divides his time between New York City and the Hudson River Valley.

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  • Dimensions
    H 26 in. x W 40 in. x D .5 in.H 66.04 cm x W 101.6 cm x D 1.27 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Hudson, NY
  • Reference Number
    LU227315452
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