Frank Gutierrez, untitled, 1998. Acrylic on board; 10 ½ x 9 x ¾”.
Gertrude Stein famously said, “A rose is a rose is a rose.” So perhaps there is no metaphor to be found here, as the rose itself already evokes significant meaning and feelings. Rather, of note in this work is its style, which seems most closely linked to Expressionism. Visible, distinctive brushstrokes—an influence from Impressionism—and the use of color to create mood and emotion are the hallmarks of Expressionism. In other words, this style loosens form, decreases detail, and empowers color to expand artistic consciousness. Thus, Gutierrez frees himself to indulge in elements such as an overly vibrant color scheme, cerulean outlines, surreal petals, and the psychedelic background of pink dashes against lime green. This breaking of the rules, if you will, together with the color choices inspires excitement, vitality, and liberation in the viewer. Signed by the artist on the back. “1998” and “ACRYLIC” also written on the back.
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