Architectural Abstraction #10Ray DeBaun
Acrylic painting on Masonite board
Painting wraps around edges
Varnished and Ready to hang
Signed on front
47 " h x 48 " w x 1 " d |14 lbs. 9 oz.
This work is a geometric abstract with architectural detailing, hence the name Architectural Abstract. I start with a "phone doodle," then I blow it up in size and start modifying it. At this time I start using pre-internet drafting tools: T-squares, triangles, compasses, etc. Then it is blown up again to 4'x4' or so. The painting starts, and is modified again and again. Three or four coats of polyurethane complete it.
The abstract creations of Ray DeBaun exist at the intersection of fine art, draftsmanship, and carpentry. He starts each image by creating a digital doodle on his smartphone, and then brings it to life with analog methods. The artist enjoys using traditional tools including compasses, T-squares, and triangles to craft geometric abstractions with impressive consideration of depth and form. Each panel, built from wood, takes the shape of the geometric composition, so no two paintings are alike. The work is at once dimensional and flat, creating a delightful contradiction for the eye. Based in central Oregon, Ray is inspired by the likes of Frank Stella and Frank Lloyd Wright.