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Squiggleism - a progression to a new branch of Impressionism

"Breaking Through" an example of Squiggleism by creator Stefan Duncan.  Several differences of Squiggleism compared to Impressionism are the strokes are of unblended colors.  Instead of the typical impressionistic short dash, the strokes have a twist or curve and are applied in a staggered, flowing movement.  The overall work can be seen like a symphonic overture with each stroke like a music note. The colors and lengths determine the tones and rhythms.
SQUIGGLEISM - A NEW BRANCH OF IMPRESSIONISM. Jackson Pollock's genius was creating a kind of anti-art. He deliberately pushed to stay away from images that developed on his canvas. He stood over a canvas and slung paint from a brush, the brush never hitting the canvas. It reminds me of Picasso saying it took him a lifetime to paint like a child. They broke through the old conventional ways of art, presenting a view of consciousnesses through art not seen before. A great artist must have his own distinct voice. You must learn the traditional ways, the various paths and movements, then push against their limits, what would they evolve into after time? I see Squiggleism as a kind of new branch of impressionism. Some call it Neo-gogh, expressionism, etc. Where I differ from the majority of artists is that I do not blend my colors. When Pollock sought to stray from image, I seek to unveil a flowing connection like a symphonic movement that is ever flowing and moving like musical notes …
"Light To The Way."  New painting by Stefan Duncan. 24 by 30. Acrylic.

The Salvation Of Art

PTS, Sleep appnea , attention deficient disorder, severe depression, short term memory, from a traumatic brain injury that sounds like a suicide cocktail. The brighter the light, the darker the shadow. Then suddenly there is art... a sense of peace, unlimited attention music that soothes the beast. Art is my salvation. It is my God given outlet out of the darkness. My art represents a reaching to the light out of the darkness, transforming all of the above into a work of beauty where found is hope, salvation, and ascension.

America's X Factor

I feel like one of the America's X Factor tryouts, just walking onto the stage and Simon says, "What is your occupation?" "I'm an artist." "Oh, so, are you a full time artist?" "Yes." Simon. "How long have you been painting?" "Over twenty years." Simon. "Hum. I wonder why after all this time, why haven't you broken through?" I shrug my shoulders. Simon. "And how old are you now?" I just look at him feeling as though my soul has suddenly been impaled three times. Simon. "Alright, then. You have two minutes to impress the judges who could change your life forever." I just stand there, looking at him. Then the daydream is over. I'm sitting alone in my house on a farm surrounded by fields of corn with no other house in site. I look at Facebook where my works get several likes. I flip through a couple of magazines and see their monthly artist interviews, an artist sitting on the floor with ca…


UPDATE - Stefan is coming out of retirement and will be creating acrylic, oil, graphite, and prismacolor paintings. He also will be applying to museums and galleries across America and the world. Stefan has created over 2,000 paintings and retired around a year ago, doing an occasional digital painting or drawing. He will be focusing on doing a series of paintings with the female figure incorporating his Squiggleism and a kind of neo-Klimt style with more colors and strokes. Stefan's annual grand exhibit will be Dec. 3rd in Charlotte. One portrait he will be working on is a portrait of his wife of which much of it will be painted in gold and bronze paint.