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shunt v11 by zeruch shunt v11 by zeruch
I was supposed to see Recoil (aka Alan Wilder, formerly of Depeche Mode; if you ever want to understand why DM kind of lost coherence sonically after he left, listen to Recoil) last week but missed the show for idiotic reasons which I will not name here.

That being said, it left me pondering Recoil (which was the working title for this until completion), and in the end settled with shunt, a track from their/his release, Unsound Methods.

Made from 4 separate layers of paint and ink on sketchbook sheets, it was much busier at the onset, and the bulk of my activity was kind of paring the noise down and muting the explosive and dark color palette into something closer to sullen. I want to do more abstract work again, but I'm fielding more minimalist ideas than the cluttered color riots of my last wave of this kind of material.
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snowmask Nov 3, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
It is strange that I immediately identify this as a poster for some artistic performance, mostly to do with dance. Perhaps it's the balance and effortless symmetry.
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zeruch Nov 3, 2010  Professional General Artist
As long as the dance isn't Lolly in a tutu doing Swan Lake... :P
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snowmask Nov 3, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I'd want to see that :love:
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ceili-anastasia38605 Nov 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
it's like slowly clearing away the dust to reveal some secret mystery. I :heart: abstract, so more please! :)
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The blue feels a little, I don't know, 'conservative'. On the fence about if I like that, or not.

But on the whole it's awesome work Joseph. Even though I love 'teh chaos', I am totally looking forward to seeing where this more minimal trend leads to!
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zeruch Nov 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
The blue feels a little, I don't know, 'conservative'. On the fence about if I like that, or not.

You and me both :D

That being said, not everything I do can have retina-damaging palettes. :P
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That being said, not everything I do can have retina-damaging palettes.

Good point :shocked:
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mudimba Oct 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am always impressed with your sense of color. Another excellent piece!
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offbeat-art-dog Oct 29, 2010
This is a very pleasing abstract painting..the vague Rorschach-like symmetry, the colors...wonderful job...I like it!:):):)
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KreepingSpawn Oct 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
simple, stylish. i like the gritty 'distressed' aesthetic. also great colors.

that's dissapointing about the show... ;/
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