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Barbara Rachko

Album: Black Paintings 1/12

View Image Details "Colloquium," soft pastel on sandpaper

"Colloquium," soft pastel on sandpaper
"Colloquium," soft pastel on sandpaper
2016, 58" x 38" image, 70" x 50" framed
(paintings sold framed)

View Image Details "Couple," soft pastel on sandpaper

"Couple," soft pastel on sandpaper
"Couple," soft pastel on sandpaper
2011, 20" x 26" image, 28.5" x 35" framed
(paintings sold framed)

View Image Details "Quartet," soft pastel on sandpaper

"Quartet," soft pastel on sandpaper
"Quartet," soft pastel on sandpaper
2010, 58" x 38" image, 70" x 50" framed
(paintings sold framed)

View Image Details "Some Things We Regret," soft pastel on sandpaper

"Some Things We Regret," soft pastel on sandpaper
"Some Things We Regret," soft pastel on sandpaper
2009, 58" x 38" image, 70" x 50" framed
(paintings sold framed)

View Image Details "Spectral," soft pastel on sandpaper

"Spectral," soft pastel on sandpaper
"Spectral," soft pastel on sandpaper
2014, 20" x 26" image, 28.5" x 35" framed
(paintings sold framed)

View Image Details "Stalemate," soft pastel on sandpaper

"Stalemate," soft pastel on sandpaper
"Stalemate," soft pastel on sandpaper
2013, 38" x 58" image, 50" x 70" framed
(paintings sold framed)

View Image Details "The Absence," soft pastel on sandpaper

"The Absence," soft pastel on sandpaper
"The Absence," soft pastel on sandpaper
2012, 26" x 20" image, 35" x 28.5" framed
(paintings sold framed)

View Image Details "The Ancestors," soft pastel on sandpaper

"The Ancestors," soft pastel on sandpaper
"The Ancestors," soft pastel on sandpaper
2013, 58" x 38" image, 70" x 50" framed
(paintings sold framed)

View Image Details "The Sovereign," soft pastel on sandpaper

"The Sovereign," soft pastel on sandpaper
"The Sovereign," soft pastel on sandpaper
2008, 58" x 38" image, 70" x 50" framed
(paintings sold framed)

View Image Details "The Storyteller," soft pastel on sandpaper

"The Storyteller," soft pastel on sandpaper
"The Storyteller," soft pastel on sandpaper
2014, 20" x 26" image, 28.5" x 35" framed
(paintings are sold framed)

View Image Details "Trio," soft pastel on sandpaper

"Trio," soft pastel on sandpaper
"Trio," soft pastel on sandpaper
2010, 20" x 26" image, 28.5" x 35" framed
(paintings sold framed)

View Image Details "Troublemaker," soft pastel on sandpaper

"Troublemaker," soft pastel on sandpaper
"Troublemaker," soft pastel on sandpaper
2015, 20" x 26" image, 28.5" x 35" framed
(paintings sold framed)

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Album Description
"The Black Paintings series of pastel-on-sandpaper paintings grew directly from the earlier Domestic Threats. Both series use cultural objects as surrogates for human beings acting in mysterious, highly-charged narratives. In the Black Paintings the figures (actors) take central stage. All background details, furniture, rugs, etc. are eliminated and replaced by intense dark black pastel. Each painting takes months to complete as I slowly layer and blend up to 30 layers of soft pastel."

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