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'They Shoot Horses Don't They' is a Series of Stunning Art

By: Gil Haddi - Published: May 5, 2013 • References: stephan-balleux and unicorn-meat-is-too-mainstream.tumblr
Ribbons of roaming colors sweep across the canvas in Stephan Balleux painting series entitled 'They Shoot Horses Don't They.'

Named after a 1969 film, the series portrays the abstract interaction of paint swirls as they streak around in undulating patterns, leaving the viewer riveted to the canvas. Layers of paint create a sense of depth in the paintings, making those entranced by color and movement want to stare for hours at a time, looking for deeper meanings and designs embedded within the artwork. Like party streamers twirling around at a festival, the lines provide excitement and interest, keeping the eye roaming non-stop.

Textural and tonal, 'They Shoot Horses Don't They' is a collection of abstract paintings that would liven up any space with a blend of intense contrast and chromatic intoxication.