A Closer Look: Spectral

Spectral, Original Painting by Miles Davis of Massive Burn Studios

When traveling from show to show, we often receive comments and questions regarding our artwork. Although ultimately, the meaning behind the paintings is up to the viewer, we’d like to use this segment to offer up some insight into a few of Miles’s paintings. Learn more about your favorite Miles Davis paintings straight from the artist. Have a further question? Have your own meaning? We’d love to hear it. Feel free to leave your comments below

For this month’s post, let’s take a closer look at “Spectral,” the first of a series of paintings where facial expressions are front and center. Miles explains his painting below.

Spectral


Spectral, Original Painting by Miles Davis of Massive Burn Studios

Spectral (cropped), Original Painting by Miles Davis of Massive Burn Studios…the color bars made the piece move in a much more emotional direction, each color shape showcasing an emotion…

Spectral is a painting I have come to refer to as a breakthrough piece. Throughout my entire portfolio, sometimes I feel like a certain piece comes along every so often and proposes a whole new direction for my artwork. Originally titled “ROY G BIV,” an acronym for the colors, the anthropomorphic qualities of the color bars made the piece move in a much more emotional direction, each color shape showcasing an emotion that can be associated with its corresponding color. The simple design of the work and power in that simplicity really seem to resonate with the viewers that have seen this piece in person. For me, the simplicity and straightforward nature was refreshing and rejuvenating, creatively. This piece has spawned a series of paintings currently referred to as the Litmus Series. I hope you enjoy.

For more information about Spectral, click here to visit our gallery.

Want to see more of the Litmus Series? Click here to see the full collection.

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