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Oil painting by Nils Obel

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Upon first impression, this oil on canvas appears to be an explosion of agitated brushwork and a frenetic blending of colour. However a closer observation leads us to understand that in applying the paint, the artist has taken a deliberate and structured approach, where intersecting bands of colour converge towards a central white focal point. The eye moves around the canvas from this focal point, in a circular motion.

Artist Nils Obel (1937-2018) worked in a range of styles across several decades, from his later works of drawings of sea life, to expressive abstract works such as this painting. He states that his objective is ‘capturing the essence of a life or place through art’. Born and educated in Copenhagen with further art education in Paris, the artist relocated from Europe to continue his career in the United States. 

  • Origin: Denmark
  • Era: 1960s
  • Medium: Oil on canvas. Unframed.
  • Condition: Good - small tear in canvas at bottom right of painting.
  • Dimensions: 66W x 2D x 92H cm


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