Piece description from the artist

I am often prone to thoughts of wanderlust. Vessels will arrive in my work as symbols for either the onset or prospect of a journey – whether it be far and away or short and close to home – or for the intrinsic idea of escape.

The application of paint in this piece was pointedly excessive, an exercise in gauging my own limitations with the medium. As much paint was applied, much was taken away with the palette knife, leaving me to play with not only how much paint was arriving to build forms, but to also play with the kinds of things I could accomplish with the absence of the paint.

Through all of that – the adding and subtracting of much paint to describe simple symbols and a simple word – there is left what I consider to be an aesthetically pleasant and mysterious piece that whispers a kind of inspiration to anyone looking for change and newness.

This is a TurningArt exclusive limited edition print available in editions of 100.

Other works by Andrew Marathas

About Andrew Marathas

Brighton, MA

Originally from southern Massachusetts, Andrew has been painting and drawing since an early age. In 2003, he started classes at Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, MA, following a path of various studio and design classes that would eventually lead him to graduating in May of 2007 with a degree in Illustration. Since then, he has been in various shows in and around the Boston area that include select pieces from both his professional and personal work.

His work, mainly on found pieces of wood – often dilapidated or reclaimed – depicts the world around us through bright colors, sharp metaphor, and a curious kind of humor that often finds itself pleasantly tongue in cheek or altogether mysterious. Often shown with the idea of it all being an ongoing series with intrinsic similarities and shared symbolism, there is to be found in the work an implied narrative running through most of the
work that makes either subtle or severe nods to personal endeavors, world issues, and classic themes.

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