Friday, February 29, 2008

Paintings of the 80s

In this piece, created in 1984, the ambiguous overlapping of bands of color and line coincidently define a square within a square. The tilted square creates dischord. A square refers neither to landscape or portrait in scale and dimension. Acrylic paint is excruded with a fine nozzle applicator to produce a 3D mark on the surface. However, in this particular case the surface is in relief. Bands of wood in varried thicknesses and dimensions, were adhered to the canvas. The pattern of color lines are disrupted by abutting against the wooden slats. One critic referred to these works as "Supercharged Constructivism."

1984, 48" x 48" x 2"
Acrylic and wood on canvas
© Dennis Guastella, 1984
Artist Collection (Price on Request)