Portfolio Archive > Charlie Rugg & Jordan Quintero @ RGDC: Humans

Abstract Street Art Oil and Charcoal on Canvas
Youth and Beauty and That Which Truly Matters, Part Three
oil, charcoal on canvas
30.5 x 40 inches
2011

The "negative space" in painting is an oft-heard catchphrase that roughly means "background".

To me, in our age, it seems so much of the content in an artwork is the context--the space around something, the screen, the canvas, the memory.

The whiteness on this canvas is breathing, possibility, dream, hope and youth. Beauty and loveliness.

How can there ever be anything lovelier, than life itself?