a Neo-Expressionist painting
51 x 76 in – 130 x 195 cm
Enamel, Solid Marker, Acrylic, Stray Paint, Oil Pastel, Oil Stick on Canvas.
This colorful painting is stretched, wired and ready to hang. The sides of this mixed-media artwork are painted, and it does not require framing.
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About this painting
It sounds like "Smoke Break" is a highly symbolic and layered painting that incorporates elements of pop culture and childhood nostalgia. The large text in the center, "That's all Folks," is a reference to the catchphrase used to end many classic cartoons, and may be seen as symbolizing the end of something or a sense of closure. The blurred text at the top, "Smoke Break Joke," adds a layer of humor to the work and may suggest that the artist is poking fun at the idea of a "smoke break" or using it as a metaphor for something else.
The inclusion of the target and the deformed Mickey Mouse, as well as the crosses, cacti, and Campbell's cans, all add to the rich symbolism of the work and invite the viewer to try to decode their meaning. The reference to the style of artist George Condo adds another layer of complexity to the painting, as Condo is known for his highly symbolic and often surrealist works. Overall, it seems that "Smoke Break" is a complex and thought-provoking piece that invites the viewer to explore its many layers and symbols.
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