Deep Blue


Deep Blue
Oil On Canvas

1963 is a particularly interesting year in the development of Mrkusich's art in that it documents the transition from loose American abstract expressionist-influenced works of which Deep Blue is a large scale example and the Emblems which followed. Like many artists, Mrkusich does not move with a clear break from one style or period to the next . There is often a stage at which one can observe a new way of working emerging out of the old. In the case of this work, despite its gestural application of paint there is already an " emblematic " geometrical structure clearly visible in the background. One might say that this work is an Emblem struggling to be born.

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