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"Certain Points" (2012) is a stunning acrylic abstract painting that belongs to the most recent Series by rising star, emerging American Contemporary artist Greg Minah (US, b. 1978). This is one of Minah's most complex and vibrant of his multi-layered paintings. His work is being received internationally by collectors and scholars alike for the manner in which it intersects with Graffiti, Calligraphy and Action Painting. Minah's process first involves pouring acrylic paint directly on the canvas and then spinning, tilting and turning the canvas to create abstract marks and leaving negative space. This painting measures 32 x 32 inches (81.3 x 81.3 cm ) and is in excellent condition.
"Certain Points" is a stunning example of Minah's painting style, applying layers of paint to create a harmonious yet intense internal dialogue, as each layer informs the artist on how the next might be applied. Minah builds many layers of color and marks one upon the other, never altering the results of the paint and is very thoughtful about the order and narrative of colors applied. The brilliance of Minah's work is that is appears completely hand-painted and controlled when it is anything but. This method is best described as a collaboration between the spontaneity of paint and the direction that the artist suggests to the medium.

Greg Minah has been widely exhibited in the U.S., U.K. and Europe and is in select prestigious Private and Corporate Collections, world-wide. The artist received his Fine Arts Degree from The University of Maryland and currently lives and works in Baltimore, Maryland, US.

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Publication: SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY: O'Sullivan, Michael. "The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards Exhibition," The Washington Post, September 11, 2009. Mellema, Kevin. "Northern Virgina Art Beat," Falls Church News Press, September 9, 2009 Bolger, Doreen. "Which Bakers Belong Together?" [Weblog Entry.] Art Full Life. Charm City Current. March 18, 2010. (http://charmcitycurrent.com/bolger/2010/03/18/which-bakers-belong-together/) Ober, Cara. "Pathways of Paint: Baltimore artist Greg Minah experiments with paint and movement," Urbanite Baltimore [Online Edition]. August 3, 2010. (http://www.urbanitebaltimore.com/baltimore/pathways-of-paint/Content?oid=1288402) Rousseau, Claudia. "BlackRock exhibits big, bright and lively paintings," The Gazette. December 15, 2010. (http://www.gazettel.net/stories/12152010/entemon133221_32534.php) Harrison, Elyse. “Other Children’s Art Homework,” [Weblog Entry.] Studio Neptune. April 23, 2011 (http://studioneptune.com/2011/04/other-childrens-art-homework/)
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Provenance:
  • The Artist, US.
Exhibition:
Select Exhibitions:
U.S. Embassy Guatemala, Guatemala City, Art in Embassies Program
Intertwined Expressions, Howard County Center for the Arts, Ellicott City, MD
2011:"Strictly Painting 8", McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA (curator: Jayme McLellan, Civilian Arts Project)
"SELECT: WPA 2011", Washington, DC (curator: Claire D'Alba, Art in Embassies)
"Marquee Ball", Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD
2010:"Imagine", Larson Art Gallery, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN (solo)
Boston International Fine Arts Fair, Boston, MA
"Couplings: Baker Artist Awards Exhibition", Windup Space, Baltimore, MD
"a/chroma/scape/s", AXD Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (two person)
"Trawick Prize: Contemporary Art Awards Exhibition", Fraser Gallery, Bethesda, MD
"Second Anniversary Exhibit", Towson Arts Collective, Towson, MD
(curated by Doreen Bolger, Director, Baltimore, Museum of Art)
  • Pickup Location: Maryland, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 32 x 32 in. (81.28 x 81.28 cm.)
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