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ART + DESIGN

JWJ STUDIO. BOI, ID.

JWJ STUDIO

ART + DESIGN

JWJ STUDIO.

ART + DESIGN

JWJ STUDIO.

Portrait of No one in Particular (2020)
Portrait of No one in Particular (2020) Acrylic on gallery stretched canvas. Photo: Justin W John
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Acrylic, Ink
Stretched Canvas
Gloss, Matte
24 x 36 x 1.5 inches

At least 5-6 layers of paint have been applied to this piece; visible on the surface is a work composed of faint and bright green, pink, and yellow shades, with a few pops of red, light blue, and orange all against a deep blue and black backdrop. Vertical striations that stutter and smear then pulled up and hung so drops of paint could be dollop and dimple. Areas are scratched and scraped to reveal some of the previous layers, while others are suspect by their mass and texture protruding from the canvas, merely blanketed by more layers of color.

Only along some of the edges do we see the traces of previous layers. Though the texture throughout the piece easily suggests there is history there.

That faint memory of a feeling. The way perfume or cologne can trigger a sensation of someone in a split second. Or fading from thought as time replaces interactions with new ones. Though never completely erased, only replaced or covered by another memory to take up space.

Pentimento | pen·ti·men·to /ˌpen(t)əˈmen(t)ō/ | noun — A visible trace of earlier painting beneath a layer or layers of paint on a canvas.

Layers upon layers upon layers of paint are applied—pentimento in style. Merriam-Webster defines Pentimento as a reappearance in a painting of an original drawn or painted element that was eventually painted over by the artist. The passage of time, fading memories, a face you remember but unsure why or how. Disarming and reassuring all the same. Someone that you used to know.

Yellowstone Art Auction 53
YAA53
Yellowstone Art Auction 53
Portrait of No one in Particular (2020)
Acrylic on gallery stretched canvas. Modern white wood frame (lower left corner) Photo: Justin W John
Portrait of No one in Particular (2020)
Acrylic on gallery stretched canvas. Modern white wood frame (lower right corner) Photo: Justin W John
Portrait of No one in Particular (2020)
Acrylic on gallery stretched canvas. Modern white wood frame (upper left corner) Photo: Justin W John
YAA53 Gallery View Level 1 Forward
Portrait of No one in Particular YAA53 Gallery View Level 1 Forward
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