M A S E L U C A S
Horses Non-Representational Works
W E L C O M E
Color, composition and the manner in which paint is applied to a surface--these are
my first considerations. The initial attraction is to the physicality of paint itself--the
texture and viscosity of acrylic and oil--and the spring or resistance of the painting
surface. For me, these are the things that make painting compelling.
As far as subject goes, it can be anything at all. For many years figures were my
main interest and I painted them almost exclusively. The figure paintings found a wide
audience, but eventually I began painting textural abstracts and for the last number of
years, equine themes. The horse paintings have most clearly defined my career.
In the abstracted pieces, subtle color fields are layered then organized; dependent on
one another for depth and variation in the finished piece. And for what I hope conveys
to the viewer an intended meaning free from literal interpretation.
Beyond that, my aim is that of most artists--to use the acquired skills in technique
and medium to communicate a point-of-view. There's a theme that runs through my
representational work. It has something to do with commonality and narrative. I don't
strive to convey it; it's been there from my earliest efforts. For the non-representational
work, just the opposite.
The horses in my paintings don't inhabit
literal-looking environments. I leave out
extraneous elements which I find to be a
deterrent to making a solid painting. I also
leave out references to human influences and
therefore rarely paint horses engaged in sports
or otherwise performing.
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