These are very dramatic paintings each in its own right. Together, they make a spectacular and fascinating presentation. The work of G. W. Sewell has been gaining popularity around the world. It is being displayed in a number of major galleries, and many private collectors have included his work in their collections.
Country of Origin: United States.
Size: 42" by 21 1/2" framed.
Signed: Each Signed Lower Right.
Titled: Each titled Lower Left. "Waiting for a Goal" and "In the Beginning, The End".
Condition: Very Good.
About the artist: Originally from Maine, Gavin Sewell is a mixed-media artist, painter, and print-maker based in Brooklyn New York. His mysterious, novel collages and intuitive, expressionistic paintings are in collections on four continents. Currently he’s working on “riverrun-yes!”, a translation of James Joyce’s novel Finnegans Wake into an installation of wall sculptures flowing with Guinness beer. He is quoted "I make intricate, thoughtful mixed-media artworks emphasizing narrative and sensuality. Novelistic storytelling and intuitive abstract painting fuse in wall-sculptures layered with photographs, paint, and found objects applied in diverse ways. From patterns observed in a few select components at the beginning of my process, I interweave layer on layer, adding elements strategically or intuitively to reach a dynamic confrontation of intellect and mood."
His quote continues: "While my development has been steadily nourished by great mixed-media artists of the past, including Kurt Schwitters, Robert Rauschenberg and the Kienholzes, I’m also inspired by contemporaries like Fred Tomaselli, Julian Schnabel and Aurel Schmidt. Due to a lifelong visual impairment, I have access to the Library of Congress audio collection; the books I listen to while painting also leave their trace on my work. I see my pieces as the post-modern equivalents of religious icons, memory gardens or totem poles; objects in which a viewer’s gaze finds and explores systems of interpretation and meaning in a shared situation with the artwork. My practice seizes the anonymous debris of contemporary life - advertisements, litter, media images - and appropriates them into matrices of subjective symbolism. I strive to push the narrative element as far as it can go in materiality and, beyond merely illustrating, signify stories infused with broad, universal themes and questions."
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