Blood Lines is one of my few Abstract Expressionism art works and yet I am extremely fond of it. It is painted on 3 canvases; the two end canvases are 36" x 48" and the center canvas measures 30" x 48". I use a combination or water, acrylic and oil paints to create the heavily textured surface of the painting. Blood Lines is basically a painting about genetics and blood mix. I am 50% German, 25% English and 25% Irish. The black paint represents my German blood, the red represents my English blood and the green paint represents my Irish blood. The different paints are all intermixed yet at the same time divided. The Abstract Expressionism art style seemed like the ideal method to depict the complex order / disorder of the human genetic code. As with the seemingly random calculation that forms each of our specific genetic profiles that makes us the one of a kind individuals that each of us is; I used a streaming paint method that allowed the paint to have a random and one of a kind disbursement.
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Joseph Minton is a modern expressionism artist who is best known for his works "Inside", "Resurrection" and series of paintings titled "The Drunk". Mintons roots are based in German Expression and Abstract art showing a definite similarity to the works of the expressionist artists Edvard Munch and Georges Rouault. Minton became most recognized for his unique style of modern expressionist art by incorporating a vivid mixture of emphasized emotion, abstract color and the human form. He combines these items to bring to life the dramatic trials of the modern social environment. His artistic career spans from his adolescence to adult life and he has his works on display to show the progression of his life through his paintings. Perhaps the best way to sum up the style of the artist is through his own words "True art has an entity of its own, it is alive, and has the ability to speak, effect and convey emotions to it's viewer. I consider my art to be an extension of myself."
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