Wall Art – Different Directions 30×35
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Oil on boxing ring canvas 30x35
presented in floating frame (white) The Art of a World Champion.
Kevin Brewerton, born in the United Kingdom, is a Los Angeles based artist who made a name for himself in the sport of Kickboxing by winning five-world championships. This can be seen infused in his work, which is grounded in action painting, also known as gestural painting.
The Art of Boxing is an ongoing body of work that explores the nature of competitive sport. Ultimately it creates works that embodies spirit and beauty through paint and composition.
The Work in itself.
Boundaries are prevalent in all things. The word itself evokes the thought of limitation, containment, or anything, which is unsurpassable. Though boundaries are necessary, Art is always seeking ways of crossing boundaries and breaking away from convention. This of course is the essence of art in itself. Every art movement is a reaction to the previous art movement.
As a fighter, boundaries are also important. During the course of a fight there is a struggle to build boundaries, while simultaneously, trying to break down an opponent in an effort to expand one’s area of dominance.
In this series, Kevin explores the relationship of shape and color, through the technique of color field, which is a complimentary clash of color in relation to composition, providing a mythical element for transcendence and the infinite. He has taken real boxing ring canvases and painted them. In doing this gives the work a dramatic and unique authenticity, with visual boundaries that are both created and disintegrated simultaneously throughout the composition. The canvases that he uses are worn. Fighters have fought on them; some of them have been famous, such as Floyd Mayweather. Others have been anonymous journeymen: a mixture of celebrity and anonymity.
Not knowing who exactly who has fought on these canvases invites the viewer to participate with minimal suggestion, and perhaps even finding their own presence within the painting.
- Store Name: Kevin Brewerton Art
- Vendor: Kevin Brewerton Art
- Address: Los Angeles, CA 90024
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