January 4, 2017
This work is from the Halftone Paintings series, which are made with a specialized printing surface that leaves a matrix of tiny dots in pattern similar to a photographic halftone.
Halftone is the method used in commercial printing to translate the continuous tone of photographic emulsion to a field of minute dots of varying size.
The Halftone Paintings somewhat resemble fragmentary enlargements of this kind of image.
This painting has a particularly luminous, green ground, which Maine achieved with several thin layers of sprayed glaze.
The two scrim-like layers of dots—purple-gray and deep orange—blend optically in a way that reminds Maine of Georges Seurat’s pointillism
About The Artist
Stephen Maine is an American abstract painter who developed an incredible process of art making that in return enables him to crea....Read More
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