New Waver

New Waver -- Owen York Art(Click for detailed image)

Exhibition: “Humans”, Studio Fyra Arstider.
Exhibition: Artlightenment Art & Film Festival.

“New Waver” was created in 2010. It is a mixed media piece on 11×14″ canvas. This is one in the string of paintings of mixed impressionism and minimalism that I was doing that year, in this case using a monochromatic palette. “New Waver” is moody and “comicy”.

The title is inspired from a video game of my youth, and also a throwback to the definition of the term itself. “New Waver” is another of my “take a life of its own” paintings from 2010. This ended up miles from where it had begun in my mind.

When I listen to music, I prefer to buy the entire album of the artist — rather than just a hit song — as I want the communication or theme of the entire album. Some of my favorite albums didn’t necessarily strike me immediately — they grew on me over time.

“New Waver” has grown on me over time. As the artist, I find this funny. This was not something I was expecting. I love the character in “New Waver”. I have grown to appreciate this piece so much that I completed “New Waver 2”, a follow up to this piece.