Entry Title: "The New Organon"
Name:
Doug Argue
, San Francisco,United States
Category and Expertise: Painting, Professional


Entry Description:

"The New Organon" is a 13 x 20 foot painting I started in 2006 and took three years to complete. I distorted letters digitally and I painted them into an image of an explosion. The letters start out very small in the center, around .25 of an inch and get as large as five feet long at the edges. The letters colors run through a red shift. In this paradigm the colors change from red to orange, yellow, green, blue and purple becoming more and more energetic as matter speeds up and moves towards the observer.

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I was born in 1962 in Saint Paul Minnesota. I attended Bemidji State University from 1980 to 1982 and the University of Minnesota for one year in 1983. My son Mattison was born in 1989 and I met my wife in Rome 1998.

I showed often in galleries and at the Walker Art Center from 1983 to 1993 when I started a group of large-scale paintings that took up almost ten years of my life. All four ended up in museum collections. The last of the group was done in Rome, where I spent a year as the recipient of the Rome prize.

I moved to San Francisco after I got married in 2000 and I continued to show often until about three years ago, when I locked myself into the studio to complete a new body of work. The winning work is one of these new paintings.