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shunt v11
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Published: October 29, 2010
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I was supposed to see Recoil (aka Alan Wilder, formerly of Depeche Mode; if you ever want to understand why DM kind of lost coherence sonically after he left, listen to Recoil) last week but missed the show for idiotic reasons which I will not name here.

That being said, it left me pondering Recoil (which was the working title for this until completion), and in the end settled with shunt, a track from their/his release, Unsound Methods.

Made from 4 separate layers of paint and ink on sketchbook sheets, it was much busier at the onset, and the bulk of my activity was kind of paring the noise down and muting the explosive and dark color palette into something closer to sullen. I want to do more abstract work again, but I'm fielding more minimalist ideas than the cluttered color riots of my last wave of this kind of material.
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snowmask's avatar
snowmask|Professional Traditional Artist
It is strange that I immediately identify this as a poster for some artistic performance, mostly to do with dance. Perhaps it's the balance and effortless symmetry.
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zeruch|Professional General Artist
As long as the dance isn't Lolly in a tutu doing Swan Lake... :P
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snowmask|Professional Traditional Artist
I'd want to see that :love:
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ceili-anastasia38605|Hobbyist General Artist
it's like slowly clearing away the dust to reveal some secret mystery. I :heart: abstract, so more please! :)
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wroth's avatar
The blue feels a little, I don't know, 'conservative'. On the fence about if I like that, or not.

But on the whole it's awesome work Joseph. Even though I love 'teh chaos', I am totally looking forward to seeing where this more minimal trend leads to!
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zeruch|Professional General Artist
The blue feels a little, I don't know, 'conservative'. On the fence about if I like that, or not.

You and me both :D

That being said, not everything I do can have retina-damaging palettes. :P
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That being said, not everything I do can have retina-damaging palettes.

Good point :shocked:
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mudimba's avatar
I am always impressed with your sense of color. Another excellent piece!
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offbeat-art-dog's avatar
This is a very pleasing abstract painting..the vague Rorschach-like symmetry, the colors...wonderful job...I like it!:):):)
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KreepingSpawn|Professional Digital Artist
simple, stylish. i like the gritty 'distressed' aesthetic. also great colors.

that's dissapointing about the show... ;/
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