Blue, White 2015
By Marc Guinan
Acrylic wrapping, a wooden frame
2400mm x 1200mm, frame size: 1000mm x 600mm

1. This work is about . . . a breaking down of painting as we know it. The work consists of paint and a wooden frame. It is simple and quiet. It is an investigation into materiality and colour.

2. I made this work because . . . I am interested in questioning the position of painting within a gallery space and beyond. Less is more here. I propose that paint need only itself as a support structure and that folds in a painting can be created without a brush.

3. I hope when people see this work they will . . . think about what a painting can be and remember never to underestimate the power of paint, in all its beauty.

4. In terms of art history, this work . . . is a clear acknowledgement of painting history whilst allowing a new look and at the possibilities of painting in 2016. Barnett Newman would be a key influence within this piece.

5. You can see my work . . . at, and follow me on Instagram and Twitter @marc_guinan

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