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"Tin Robot" (2013) by American Contemporary artist Michael Fitts is a whimsical and highly detailed original oil painting on reclaimed metal. Fitts paints the vintage toy in a manner that is intentionally filled with nostalgia and Neo-Pop kitsch. He elevates the importance of this whimsical everyday object to the status of a revered icon, by painting the toy in super-bright colors, placing it at the center of the metal "canvas" and with a deep shadow, as if it hovers just above the rusted brown surface.
The eye makes its way to the water through the dunes and beach grass. This piece is part of an ongoing series created with a palette knife and displays unique layering of color and abstract perception. When beginning this particular piece, I set out to offer more abstraction, giving a contemporary view with enough information for imagination to fill in the scene. The painting is on gallery wrapped Belgian linen with clean, natural edges. It comes varnished and wired to hang. Read more in the description below.
Hiro Yokose wasÂ born in Nagasaki, Japan, 1959 and lives and works in the heart of Manhattan, NY. Yokose combines oil and beeswax to create landscapes that appear simultaneously abstract and realistic. Because of the artistâ€™s unique technique of painting, the surfaces of his work have a sensuous and tactile appearance where depth is both an illusion and a reality. PUBLIC COLLECTIONS Citibank, New York, NY Boeing Company, Chicago, Il Exon Corporation, Irving, TX Fidelity Investments Corporation, Boston, MA Goldman Sachs and Company, San Francisco, CA Kennedy Museum of American Art, Ohio University, OH Lincoln National Corporation, Fort Wayne, IN Marnell Corrao, Las Vegas, NV Miami-Dade College, FL Microsoft Corporation, Seattle, WA Prudential, New York, NY San JosĂ© Museum of Art, CA TransAmerica Corporation, San Francisco, CA Harvard University, Cambridge, MA The Ritz Carlton Hotel, Washington, D. C.
$ (as of June 5, 2017, 10:48 am)3,865.00 (as of June 5, 2017, 10:48 am)
This piece has been SOLD. The eye guides the way to the distant water through abstracted dunes and beach grass at sunset. My Dunes Series is created with a palette knife and water soluble oil paint on natural Belgian linen. When beginning this particular piece, I wanted to evoke the memory of a very colorful sunset depicted horizontally to show the expanse of the changing sky. I have been exploring different sizes and orientation and expressing differing times of day.This painting is on a gallery wrapped canvas with natural linen edges. It comes varnished and ready to hang.
Fortitude I and Fortitude II were inspired by two beautiful trees whose leaves turned gorgeous, seasonal colors, but refused to fall when surrounding trees had succumbed to the weather. The piece is finished on the edges, varnished, wired, and ready to hang.
$ (as of July 24, 2017, 7:44 pm)900.00 (as of July 24, 2017, 7:44 pm)
The eye makes its way to the water through the dunes and beach grass. This piece is part of an ongoing series created with a palette knife and displays unique layering of color and abstract perception. When beginning this particular piece, I wanted to depict the dunes in a very large format and show the expanse of the changing sky. The painting is on gallery wrapped Belgian linen with clean, natural edges. It comes varnished and wired to hang.