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Xanda McCagg Art

American, b. 1959

Xanda McCagg is an American abstract artist who lives and works in the Chelsea neighborhood in New York City. A classically trained painter, she has evolved into a style that abandons figuration in search of evoking the human essence. McCagg creates her abstract compositions using a mixture of oil, graphite and collage. Although she began her practice as a figurative painter, she has abandoned the figure in search of more intimate portrayals of the human essence. Rather than planning precisely where her composition will lead her, McCagg intuits throughout her process the minimum amount needed to manifest the essence of what she calls “the fine line between perception and imagination of these relationships.”

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6 RV (Abstract Drawing)
By Xanda McCagg
Located in London, GB
6 RV (Abstract drawing) Watercolor on paper. Unframed. McCagg's work is informed and influenced by formal elements such as line and space, which provide an underlying aesthetic voc...
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2010s Abstract Xanda McCagg Art

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Paper, Watercolor

Icon (Abstract painting)
By Xanda McCagg
Located in London, GB
Icon (Abstract painting) Oil and graphite on canvas. The artwork is not framed. McCagg's work is informed and influenced by formal elements such as line and space, which provide an...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Xanda McCagg Art

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Canvas, Oil, Graphite

8 RV (Abstract Drawing)
By Xanda McCagg
Located in London, GB
8 RV (Abstract drawing) Watercolor on paper. Unframed. McCagg's work is informed and influenced by formal elements such as line and space, which provide an underlying aesthetic voc...
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2010s Abstract Xanda McCagg Art

Materials

Paper, Watercolor

Sense (Abstract painting)
By Xanda McCagg
Located in London, GB
Sense (Abstract painting) Oil and graphite on canvas - Unframed This work is part of a series called Space interrupted. Conceptually, “Space interrupted” refers to structures and ...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Xanda McCagg Art

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Canvas, Oil, Graphite

Sense (Abstract painting)
By Xanda McCagg
Located in London, GB
Sense (Abstract painting) Oil and graphite on canvas - Unframed This work is part of a series called Space interrupted. Conceptually, “Space interrupted” refers to structures and ...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Xanda McCagg Art

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Oil, Graphite, Canvas

RV Float (Abstract drawing)
By Xanda McCagg
Located in London, GB
RV Float (Abstract drawing) Watercolor on paper . Unframed. McCagg's work is informed and influenced by formal elements such as line and space, which provide an underlying aestheti...
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2010s Abstract Xanda McCagg Art

Materials

Paper, Watercolor

Adjacent 7 (Abstract drawing)
By Xanda McCagg
Located in London, GB
Adjacent 7 (Abstract drawing) Pencil and paint stick on paper. Unframed. This piece is one of a group of works on paper made with paint sticks and pencil on paper that has been pri...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Xanda McCagg Art

Materials

Paint, Paper, Pencil

Adjacent 6 (Abstract drawing)
By Xanda McCagg
Located in London, GB
Adjacent 6 (Abstract drawing) Pencil and paint stick on paper. This piece is one of a group of works on paper made with paint sticks and pencil on paper that has been primed with g...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Xanda McCagg Art

Materials

Paint, Paper, Pencil

16 RV (Abstract Drawing)
By Xanda McCagg
Located in London, GB
16 RV (Abstract drawing) Watercolor on paper. Unframed. McCagg's work is informed and influenced by formal elements such as line and space, which provide an underlying aesthetic vo...
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2010s Abstract Xanda McCagg Art

Materials

Paper, Watercolor

A Head (Abstract painting)
By Xanda McCagg
Located in London, GB
A Head (Abstract painting) Oil and graphite on canvas. The artwork is not framed. McCagg's work is informed and influenced by formal elements such as line and space, which provide ...
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2010s Abstract Xanda McCagg Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil, Graphite

Manifest (Abstract painting)
By Xanda McCagg
Located in London, GB
Manifest (Abstract painting) Oil and graphite on canvas. The artwork is not framed. McCagg's work is informed and influenced by formal elements such as line and space, which provid...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Xanda McCagg Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil, Graphite

Octopus (Abstract painting)
By Xanda McCagg
Located in London, GB
Octopus (Abstract painting) Oil and graphite on canvas. The artwork is not framed. McCagg's work is informed and influenced by formal elements such as line and space, which provide...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Xanda McCagg Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil, Graphite

Adjacent 5 (Abstract drawing)
By Xanda McCagg
Located in London, GB
Adjacent 5 (Abstract drawing) Pencil and paint stick on paper. Unframed. This piece is one of a group of works on paper made with paint sticks and pencil on paper that has been pri...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Xanda McCagg Art

Materials

Paint, Paper, Pencil

Prelude (Abstract painting)
By Xanda McCagg
Located in London, GB
Prelude (Abstract painting) Oil and graphite on canvas. Unframed. McCagg listens to music when she is working – all varieties. In this work, she was thinking about composition in...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Xanda McCagg Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil, Graphite

RV Look (Abstract drawing)
By Xanda McCagg
Located in London, GB
RV Look (Abstract drawing) Watercolor on paper . Unframed. McCagg's work is informed and influenced by formal elements such as line and space, which provide an underlying aesthetic...
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2010s Abstract Xanda McCagg Art

Materials

Paper, Watercolor

15 RV (Abstract drawing)
By Xanda McCagg
Located in London, GB
15 RV (Abstract drawing) Watercolor on paper . Unframed. McCagg's work is informed and influenced by formal elements such as line and space, which provide an underlying aesthetic v...
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2010s Abstract Xanda McCagg Art

Materials

Paper, Watercolor

Holding Thought (Abstract Painting)
By Xanda McCagg
Located in London, GB
Holding Thought (Abstract drawing) Oil and graphite on canvas. Unframed. McCagg's work is informed and influenced by formal elements such as line and space, which provide an underl...
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2010s Abstract Xanda McCagg Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil, Graphite

Adjacent 2 (Abstract drawing)
By Xanda McCagg
Located in London, GB
Adjacent 2 (Abstract drawing) Pencil and paint stick on paper. Unframed. This work on paper is about Minimalism and exploring minimalist ideas of small moments where one thing has ...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Xanda McCagg Art

Materials

Paint, Paper, Pencil

Blue white line (Abstract painting)
By Xanda McCagg
Located in London, GB
Blue white line (Abstract painting) Oil and graphite on canvas. The artwork is not framed. In this painting, McCagg simplified the composition by playing with layering to create a ...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Xanda McCagg Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil, Graphite

On Being Noted (Abstract painting)
By Xanda McCagg
Located in London, GB
On Being Noted (Abstract painting) Oil and graphite on canvas. Unframed. This work is part of McCagg “Portrait/Icon” series, an expansion of her current work depicting natural and ...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Xanda McCagg Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil, Graphite

Stand (Abstract painting)
By Xanda McCagg
Located in London, GB
Stand (Abstract painting) Oil and graphite on canvas. This painting explores the fine line between figuration and abstraction. The relationship of forms could be construed as figu...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Xanda McCagg Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil, Graphite

Observer (Abstract painting)
By Xanda McCagg
Located in London, GB
Observer (Abstract painting) Oil and graphite on canvas. Unframed. This piece began as part of the Rome series in 2012 that McCagg continued working into it over the course of thre...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Xanda McCagg Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil, Graphite

Adjacent 5 (Abstract drawing)
By Xanda McCagg
Located in London, GB
Adjacent 5 (Abstract drawing) Pencil and paint stick on paper. Unframed. This piece is one of a group of works on paper made with paint sticks and pencil on paper that has been pri...
Category

2010s Abstract Expressionist Xanda McCagg Art

Materials

Paint, Paper, Pencil

Notice-ing (Abstract painting)
By Xanda McCagg
Located in London, GB
Notice-ing (Abstract painting) Oil and graphite on canvas. Unframed. This work is rooted in the human figure, but is abstracted. The forms could be construed as figures in space –s...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Xanda McCagg Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil, Graphite

On Being Noted (Abstract painting)
By Xanda McCagg
Located in London, GB
On Being Noted (Abstract painting) Oil and graphite on canvas. Unframed. This work is part of McCagg “Portrait/Icon” series, an expansion of her current work depicting natural and ...
Category

2010s Abstract Expressionist Xanda McCagg Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil, Graphite

Adjacent 2 (Abstract drawing)
By Xanda McCagg
Located in London, GB
Adjacent 2 (Abstract drawing) Pencil and paint stick on paper. Unframed. This work on paper is about Minimalism and exploring minimalist ideas of small moments where one thing has ...
Category

2010s Abstract Expressionist Xanda McCagg Art

Materials

Paint, Paper, Pencil

Blue white line (Abstract painting)
By Xanda McCagg
Located in London, GB
Oil and graphite on canvas. The artwork is not framed. In this painting, McCagg simplified the composition by playing with layering to create a space that invites the viewer to cont...
Category

2010s Abstract Expressionist Xanda McCagg Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil, Graphite

Adjacent 6 (Abstract drawing)
By Xanda McCagg
Located in London, GB
Pencil and paint stick on paper. This piece is one of a group of works on paper made with paint sticks and pencil on paper that has been primed with gesso. The works on paper, alth...
Category

2010s Abstract Expressionist Xanda McCagg Art

Materials

Paint, Paper, Pencil

Observer (Abstract painting)
By Xanda McCagg
Located in London, GB
Oil and graphite on canvas. Unframed. This piece began as part of the Rome series in 2012 that McCagg continued working into it over the course of three years. In terms of process,...
Category

2010s Abstract Expressionist Xanda McCagg Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil, Graphite

Adjacent 2 (Abstract drawing)
By Xanda McCagg
Located in London, GB
Pencil and paint stick on paper. Unframed. This work on paper is about Minimalism and exploring minimalist ideas of small moments where one thing has an effect on the whole. On a s...
Category

2010s Abstract Expressionist Xanda McCagg Art

Materials

Paint, Paper, Pencil

Stand (Abstract painting)
By Xanda McCagg
Located in London, GB
Oil and graphite on canvas. This painting explores the fine line between figuration and abstraction. The relationship of forms could be construed as figures in space. The humanness...
Category

2010s Abstract Expressionist Xanda McCagg Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil, Graphite

Notice-ing (Abstract painting)
By Xanda McCagg
Located in London, GB
Oil and graphite on canvas. Unframed. This work is rooted in the human figure, but is abstracted. The forms could be construed as figures in space –standing, leaning, getting really...
Category

2010s Abstract Expressionist Xanda McCagg Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil, Graphite

Prelude (Abstract painting)
By Xanda McCagg
Located in London, GB
Oil and graphite on canvas. Unframed. McCagg listens to music when she is working – all varieties. In this work, she was thinking about composition in a different way – the power ...
Category

2010s Abstract Expressionist Xanda McCagg Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil, Graphite

Adjacent 7 (Abstract drawing)
By Xanda McCagg
Located in London, GB
Pencil and paint stick on paper. Unframed. This piece is one of a group of works on paper made with paint sticks and pencil on paper that has been primed with gesso. The works on p...
Category

2010s Abstract Expressionist Xanda McCagg Art

Materials

Paint, Paper, Pencil

Observer (Abstract painting)
By Xanda McCagg
Located in London, GB
Oil and graphite on canvas. This piece began as part of the Rome series in 2012 that McCagg continued working into it over the course of three years. In terms of process, she somet...
Category

2010s Abstract Expressionist Xanda McCagg Art

Materials

Oil, Graphite, Canvas

Blue white line (Abstract painting)
By Xanda McCagg
Located in London, GB
Oil and graphite on canvas. The artwork is not framed. In this painting, McCagg simplified the composition by playing with layering to create a space that invites the viewer to cont...
Category

2010s Abstract Expressionist Xanda McCagg Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil, Graphite