Muerte (Aka "Energy Ball")

Muerte (Aka "Energy Ball") by Justin Stankus

From the Justin Stankus Gallery

Category: Paintings: Acrylic

Title: Muerte (Aka "Energy Ball")

Description: This my favorite piece of them all and currently hangs in my bedroom. I wake up to this everyday. Following George Floyd's death, I created this, hiding a golden chain representing African american culture, swirling a red eye, standing for the subconscious message of "circling the drain". I hate George Floyd art that is made for attention and likes, up votes and popularity on Facebook/instagram. Real artists hide real messages in their art, and this one is there, but without using an innocent man's death for attention on a sale. Notice there are no words, no names, no tacky sayings, just art, and one million messages other than the one mentioned. Even if you don't like some of the darkness, the theme of "energy" seemed to be a constant when I made this, adding a fun and positive feel to a rather dreary time. In regards to that specifically, the other title it has is "Energy Ball". It holds a crazy special place in my heart.

Theme: Abstract

Color: paynes gray, mars black, unbleached titanium, gold, parchment, red, green gray (sprayed with water then dried), purple hues (natural coming drying of background)

Material: Canvas

Texture: Brushed

Finish: Canvas Wrapped

Dimensions: 36 inches wide, 36 inches tall, 1 inch as its depth

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Price: $1000.00