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The Shipping Forecast by Sean Madden

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The Shipping Forecast (2016)

Sean Madden

85 x 70 cm | 33 x 27 in

Subject: Abstract
Tags: Writing, Blue, Gestural, Cy Twombly

Original painting in mixed media on canvas.

"Further explorations of the British south coastline have lead me to the BBC shipping Forecast many times. This abstract painting conveys the brooding language of the sea and perhaps oncoming stormy weather, as well as those BBC radio waves using gestural marks and colour. Mixed media on canvas, inspiration from Twombly, De Kooning etc."

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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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