Thursday, March 17, 2011

Dave Kinsey Man from Topanga Art Print on sale details

The "complexities of our existence" become complex only after we examine them in a simple context or frame of view. Dave Kinsey's Man from Topanga is (obviously) a profile portrait of someone - good proportion, fine use of line, excellent detail - but it is also a marvelous example of how color can delineate emotional depth and even afford a thoughtful musing or two about those aforementioned complexities.

The somber expression of the gentleman hints at a mood of ennui; he is "whole" and "transparent" at the same. The cigarette seems forgotten and the black descending vertical off-center from his face implies a casual disinterest in whatever he may be hearing. Not to suggest that Kinsey is being derivative, but here is a disciplined and imaginative style that prompts favorable comparison to the post-war German expressionists or the visceral (albeit less horrific) immediacy of Francis Bacon.

All prints are Signed & Numbered by the Artist and come with a Certificate of Authenticity from 1xRUN.

17 x 20 inch Giclee on 330gsm 100% Archival Cotton Paper.

On sale Friday at Noon eastern time.

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