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Excerpted from Shaun McCracken's Notes on Painting:
The process of painting is meditative, time consuming, labour intensive and a repetitive process. Over time—as the painting proceeds the tension between the drawn lines, edges and colour relationships come into focus—the painting takes on a life of it’s own and dictates what it will become the further it proceeds, each decision becomes a part of the history of the painting. The subject—if there is one, is that history of the painting, referencing itself—it’s own evolution to become a completed whole—now existing on its own as a memorial to it’s creation—this is the life of the painting.
These are resolute abstract images that have a basis in geometric shapes, which may be the distillations from observations of natural forms, architecture, negative and positive space, and the urban environment. The paintings don't directly reference the world outside—rather they become a reflection of it.
Shaun McCracken is a Northern Irish abstract artist, currently living and working in Santa Monica, California. Geometric, hard edged, colourful paintings, using traditional egg tempera materials.
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