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Rives Granade



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Oil and acrylic on synthetic canvas

"An abstract representation of a word that is itself somewhat abstract in its meaning as it refers to something, but we are not clear what that something is.  The Athenians would take the Kykeon during the Eleusinian Mysteries that would take place every spring.  The bird shapes around the word serve as a type of logo, and the logo for me has always represented something coercive in that it forces a type of archetype on the viewer in the form of a representation of a larger structure or system - not unlike a sigil. "


48 x 52 inches


Signed by the artist

The work comes with a Certification of Authenticity signed by the Co-Founder of Tappan


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Granade’s work brings up questions of translation, deterioration, and entropy as they relate to our contemporary existence and relationship with forms of digital production and consumption.

Rives Granade

Rives Granade's colorful, abstract paintings balance expressive gesture explore the line between representations of physical reality and the gestures that uncover interior perceptions of reality. Select public collections include: The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Marciano Art Foundation, The Hara Museum of Art (Tokyo), and Mobile Museum of Art. Select publications include: New American Paintings (twice), Vice, and Artillery.