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After Rain by Sean Madden

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After Rain (2015)

Sean Madden

50 x 50 cm | 19 x 19 in

Subject: Abstract
Tags: Broad Brushstrokes, Orange, Gestural, Cy Twombly

Original painting in mixed media on canvas

"An abstract expressionist study. The look and even smell of rain on the land or a sea continue to fascinate, this particular study evokes orange sunlight on the shoreline near my Sussex home. The construction of the painting relies on continually adding and subtracting gestural and intuitive mark making and is closely related to the works of Peter Lanyon, Willem De Kooning and Cy Twombly. I use oil, acrylic and house paint for the different textures and effects. I also tend to veer away from traditional brush techniques, preferring pallet knives, scrapers and cloth."

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Sean Madden

Describing his artistic approach as 3-D collage, the multidisciplinary artist Sean Madden explores and creates elemental hybrids that culminate in powerful sculptural forms. Constructing small-scale sculptures, Madden counteracts their modest size with signals of power, vigour and strength, taking heed from cartoonish figurines, aerodynamic principles and historical symbols of fortitude and tenacity.

Exploring both the medium as much as the subject matter, Madden presents his bronze-cast statuettes often in a rough, textured finish, implying an Expressionist emphasis of the material and surface as seminal to the oft-imposing forms. With titles that range from Epic to Supernature, Madden’s work is an embrace of the fearless and brave.

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