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Clay Wagstaff

American, b. 1964

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Clay Wagstaff

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American, b. 1964

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Although the landscapes in Clay Wagstaff’s paintings are drawn from memory, each composition adheres to strict mathematical principles such as the golden ratio, the Fibonacci sequence, and dynamic symmetry. “I want to create the feeling of another dimension, that there is a design behind the physical world, that there’s a blueprint or a spiritual design behind everything,” Wagstaff has said. The artist applies broad layers of solid color to create the backgrounds in his paintings, while patches of moss, tree branches, rocks, and sea foam are rendered with meticulous attention to detail. Wagstaff employs an ambiguous sense of scale and perspective to generate the appearance of uncanny stillness.

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Biography

Although the landscapes in Clay Wagstaff’s paintings are drawn from memory, each composition adheres to strict mathematical principles such as the golden ratio, the Fibonacci sequence, and dynamic symmetry. “I want to create the feeling of another dimension, that there is a design behind the physical world, that there’s a blueprint or a spiritual design behind everything,” Wagstaff has said. The artist applies broad layers of solid color to create the backgrounds in his paintings, while patches of moss, tree branches, rocks, and sea foam are rendered with meticulous attention to detail. Wagstaff employs an ambiguous sense of scale and perspective to generate the appearance of uncanny stillness.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Art in America
Articles Featuring Clay Wagstaff
Clay Wagstaff Paints Kaleidoscopic Skies and Malibu Seas in a Distinctly West Coast Palette
Aug 25th, 2014
Clay Wagstaff Paints Kaleidoscopic Skies and Malibu Seas in a Distinctly West Coast Palette
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