Details:

In this surreal painting, a wave crashes into a sandy shore under the purple glow of an amber moon. The artist frequently re-examines the traditional landscape by fusing kitsch with romanticism and abstraction.
Unframed
Signed

① Artwork:

Purple Tide

In this surreal landscape painting, a wave crashes into a sandy shore under the purple glow of an amber moon. Addressing the function of painting in an era of digital art, the artist's works dispense with any traditional sense of perspective. His compositions exist as a suspension of landscape effects inside an illusionary space.

In his paintings, Neil Raitt continues to reference gestures adopted from Bob Ross’ television program The Joy of Painting. In this work, Raitt pushes beyond these references to lead viewers toward an otherworldly place.

Specs:

27.56 inches
39.38 inches

③ Artist:

Neil Raitt

Neil Raitt’s intricate paintings dispense with a traditional sense of perspective, leading viewers on a search through the atmospheric effects of landscape and the illusion of space. His labyrinthine compositions address notions of kitsch, romanticism and abstraction, as well as the role of painting in the digital age. Frequently employing gestures from Bob Ross’ The Joy of Painting, Raitt’s mature work pushes beyond these references to depict surreal vistas.

Neil Raitt:
Purple Tide, 2021
Oil on canvas
39.4 × 27.6 inches /