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This is a little experiment in my line series. I like it but not sure why. The piece seems to create contradiction in composition

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John Crowther
John Crowther Critic

April 17, 2022

A tapestry told in acrylic paint on canvas, Robert Petrick’s "Frozen" exists between geometric and gestural abstraction. Brightly hued gestural passages of blues, yellows, greens, and reds fill the background of the canvas in an all-over style. These more expressionistic washes of pigment are bisected and painted over with calligraphic mark-making communicated in activated white acrylic paint. These geometric additions fit together like puzzle pieces and appear like walls of an intricate labyrinth over their kaleidoscopic background. Petrick manages to harmoniously combine these two disparate forms of abstraction into a cohesive composition by maintaining a balance between their shared presence. Neither the geometric nor gestural forms overpower one another, and both reflect visual aspects of the other. "Frozen" is a masterclass in painterly expertise.

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Robert Petrick
Robert Petrick Creator

April 18, 2022

Thanks againJohn you help me to understand my work and is an encouragment for my psyche.

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Robert Petrick
Abstract, Conceptual
Painting - Unframed
Acrylic, Canvas
20.00 inches wide
24.00 inches tall
1.00 inches deep
1.00 lbs