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December 05, 2011

"Avidity", *SOLD*

I would like to announce the arrival of my latest painting, "Avidity" into the world! It's fresh, it's fun, it's colorful, it's alive with energy and enthusiasm!

Yay, it sold to... a wonderful collector in the UK!
Click here to view the auction!

This painting introduces my first step onto larger canvases. It is the largest painting I have offered for sale to date, and it is spectacular. The style is more expressionistic/abstract, while still representing the logo we've all come to know and love. I was inspired by the rainbow logo of yesteryear since it provides a splash of excitement on the white, textured background that reveals hints of the abstract color patterns beneath.

This painting was created mainly by using a palette knife technique instead of brushes. Painting this was exactly what I needed, artistically. I've been working on large, meticulously detailed paintings for an exhibit, so this new piece helped me to loosen up a bit. The feeling one gets looking at this is one of joy, delight and pleasure, with a healthy dose of insanity and danger mixed in. Everything that Apple can be when she is at her best.

I like to contemplate on the details of this painting, the gorgeous swipes of colour that were created in the quick palette strokes. There's faces, snakey patterns, riverlettes, fish, sunsets on another planet... it's an endless source of entertainment. This painting actually began as an experiment in paint under low density polyethylene (Saran Wrap), and some remnants of texture from that technique remain on the surface of the paint. It's as if the painting was shrink-wrap at some point in its creation, and I really like that, especially because the subject is a corporate logo.

I like to imagine that the painting depicts the love child of an Apple logo and a PacMan creature. It consumes in a fury, the elements of inspiration and creation around itself. That, I think, is an accurate representation of our corporate culture, and expresses the duality, both benevolent and malignant, of our fascination and dependence on the technological.

The painting is stretched canvas on a wooden frame. You can frame it if you wish, or display it as is by just hanging it on a cherished spot on your wall. The back of the painting contains the title, the date painted, Nitrozac's signature, and a fingerprint for authenticity.

Best of luck to all bidders, I know you will adore this painting as much as I do. Every time I look at it, I discover something new. Shipping for the painting is extra... to the US and Canada via expedited it is 55 dollars, to other locations, 65 dollars. If the buyer is located in Canada, I will have to charge the appropriate HST Canadian taxes.

So there you have it, the largest painting I've offered so far, one with a commanding presence, that's sure to inspire and impress!

Click here to view the auction!

Yay, it sold to... a wonderful collector in the UK!

Click here to view the auction!

Posted by Snaggy at December 5, 2011 03:54 AM