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Keegan McHargue

Borrowers and Lenders, 2013

Oil on canvas
46 1/2 × 54 1/2 in
118.1 × 138.4 cm
location
New York
About the work
Keegan McHargue
American, b. 1982
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As a painter, sculptor, choreographer, and musician, Keegan McHargue is concerned with the tension between tragedy and comedy that lies behind the banality of everyday life. “Humor is a large part of my work,” he has said. “[…] The human condition can be tragic, but […] you have to occasionally laugh about it all.” McHargue’s semi-abstract mixed-media paintings and colorful assemblages blend identifiable figures with objects of the artist’s imagination; he is particularly inspired by music for his use of color and abstraction.

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About the work
Keegan McHargue
American, b. 1982
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As a painter, sculptor, choreographer, and musician, Keegan McHargue is concerned with the tension between tragedy and comedy that lies behind the banality of everyday life. “Humor is a large part of my work,” he has said. “[…] The human condition can be tragic, but […] you have to occasionally laugh about it all.” McHargue’s semi-abstract mixed-media paintings and colorful assemblages blend identifiable figures with objects of the artist’s imagination; he is particularly inspired by music for his use of color and abstraction.

Keegan McHargue

Borrowers and Lenders, 2013

Oil on canvas
46 1/2 × 54 1/2 in
118.1 × 138.4 cm
location
New York
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