Doug Argue, ‘Leaf (Color)’, 2003, Approximately Blue
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Doug Argue

Leaf (Color), 2003

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40 × 28 1/4 in
101.6 × 71.8 cm
Edition of 29
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$1,200
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Doug Argue
American, b. 1962
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Known for using thousands of individual letters to create immersive large-scale paintings, Doug Argue works from the idea that “letters, like atoms and chromosomes, are basic building blocks that can be taken apart and constructed in new ways.” His imagery is granular, evoking primordial evolution and celestial matter, as in Genesis (2007), where a deep central vanishing point gives the impression of warping through outer space, a dynamism “meant to be physically experienced.” Describing the process behind the work, Argue said: “I took letters from the book of Genesis and after distorting them in Photoshop, put them back together into a big bang. The shifting cosmologies of time past and time present filled with myth and reality feels a bit like the world I live in.”

Doug Argue, ‘Leaf (Color)’, 2003, Approximately Blue
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About the work
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Hand-signed by artist
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Doug Argue
American, b. 1962
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Known for using thousands of individual letters to create immersive large-scale paintings, Doug Argue works from the idea that “letters, like atoms and chromosomes, are basic building blocks that can be taken apart and constructed in new ways.” His imagery is granular, evoking primordial evolution and celestial matter, as in Genesis (2007), where a deep central vanishing point gives the impression of warping through outer space, a dynamism “meant to be physically experienced.” Describing the process behind the work, Argue said: “I took letters from the book of Genesis and after distorting them in Photoshop, put them back together into a big bang. The shifting cosmologies of time past and time present filled with myth and reality feels a bit like the world I live in.”

Doug Argue

Leaf (Color), 2003

Lithograph
40 × 28 1/4 in
101.6 × 71.8 cm
Edition of 29
.
$1,200
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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