This is the 4th painting in a series of abstract pieces on wood, exploring texture, color, and geometrical shapes. This piece is sublime in its messy, chaotic order of color, line, and texture. You can almost feel and taste the candy-like vibrant color! There is some underlying colors and shapes that give this painting structure, reminiscent of the "Blue Poles" from Jackson Pollock, but not in style. The texture is tangible and the color and shapes seem to be almost "locked" into a "grid" of some semblance of order. It is a fun and happy painting that adds life to the room. There seems to be always something new to look at in it.
Note: Painting is not framed, but sides are painted black and framing is unnecessary but up to buyer.
Preston M. Smith (PMS) has been commissioned to paint 12 paintings of President Barack Obama for the Inaugural Purple Ball in Washington D.C. (2009) and these paintings now are in the collections of Ed Harris, Ashley Judd, Patricia Arquette, Amy Brenneman, Josh Lucas, Il Divo, and more. He has also shown his work alongside David Lynch at a benefit for the David Lynch Foundation where his live painting was auctioned and sold. Preston's work has been highlighted in Artist Portfolio Magazine for the issue and competition "NY vs. LA" where he was one of only 10 Los Angeles artists to be selected. He auctioned off two of his paintings at the Magic Castle for the Bring Hollywood Home Foundation and recently showcased his work at a prominent group exhibition at the AD Gallery and at the BG Gallery in Bergamot Station. Preston is currently taking part in the 30th annual "Laluzapalooza" at the world famous La Luz De Jesus Gallery in Hollywood and haleARTS in Santa Monica in April.
Oil on wood panel
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