The Beat
By Winston Lee Mascarenhas

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Year
2016
Media
Acrylic and Gouache
Subject Matter
Abstract
Reg. Number
P1625
Size
152 x 121 cm

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The Beat evokes sound, rhythm, harmony of colour and shape to a beautiful effect. The use of bias-relief – slight sculptural projection from the background, and thick layers of encaustic paint – made with burning in colour mixed with wax – contribute to this painting’s physical fluidity, to match its feeling of rhythm and sound.

‘I am a restless innovator and explorer of textures, colors, and space. For the last two years, I have been preoccupied with the relationship between music and bias-relief encaustic paintings. I have experimented with an endless array of possibilities and potentialities, capturing in wax both the chance encounters and the metered structures of life, love, music, and art. Through works on paper and, more recently, large-scale installations, I continue to use mark making with encaustic as a way to instigate a conversation about beauty, order and harmony’ – Winston Lee Mascarenhas

Winston completed his Masters of Letters in Fine Art Practice, from Glasgow School of Art in 2016, and is the winner of the Art in Healthcare Award, with funding from the Turtleton Trust. With an interesting background in medical sciences and music, Winston is now based in Dallas, TX as a full time artist.

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