Tony Magar

Tony Magar

Artwork

Tony Magar
“Abstract art is not about having some personal emotional spasm and throwing paint around, as some critics would have us believe. It’s about exploring and inventing new concepts.” -Tony Magar Abstract art is learning how to personally explore the unlimited, somewhat like having a love affair. So, I have been excited about this form that’s been kicking around in the back of my brain for some time. Today it starts compelling me to put it on paper. Then the acid test is, this idea or form has to have some meaning for me. A deeper response is necessary even in its raw state. It’s got to talk back to me; a dialogue has to begin. It has to have a statement about the way I think and feel about my world. Whether this idea or form was influenced by music, poetry or daily drama still remains somewhat of a mystery to me. Abstract art is not about having some personal emotional spasm and throwing paint around, as some critics would have us believe. It’s about exploring and inventing new concepts. A response to a piece of music is very powerful for me in evoking form’s color and feeling, and the door of love and passion it can open. I remember one night in New York City, looking up at Coltrane playing and realizing he wasn’t playing the music, he was the music. I also find this in Mozart, this wonder and yearning, the longing to reach a higher complex form of expression. It’s a romantic notion to me. Abstract art has always been like coming home to me…. a place where I can feel free to expand my inner thoughts, a place to invent. The void that once disturbed me has now become my home and friend. Once I get free to enter the world, I can start to develop and explore a vocabulary with the painting. Having this dialog with the work is very important in reaching some meaning for me. This process encompasses a mystery and surprise that I always love – and undiscovered country.
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Artist
Apogee
Tony Magar

Apogee

Oil On Canvas

60 x 48 in

Babylon Sister, 2018
Tony Magar

Babylon Sister, 2018

Acrylic on Canvas

60 x 48 in

Bartok, 2000
Tony Magar

Bartok, 2000

Oil On Canvas

53 x 48 in

Bathsheba, 2018
Tony Magar

Bathsheba, 2018

Acrylic on Canvas

60 x 48 in

Blue Note Days, 2016
Tony Magar

Blue Note Days, 2016

Oil on canvas

48 x 36 in

Cosmic Dance, 2016
Tony Magar

Cosmic Dance, 2016

Oil on canvas

40 x 30 in

Dimitre
Tony Magar

Dimitre

Oil On Canvas

48 x 60 in

Drift, 2016
Tony Magar

Drift, 2016

Oil on canvas

60 x 48 in

For Mozart - Chalice V, 2016
Tony Magar

For Mozart - Chalice V, 2016

Oil on canvas

48 x 36 in

Half Moon, 2018
Tony Magar

Half Moon, 2018

Oil On Canvas

48 x 60 in

Hydra, 2014
Tony Magar

Hydra, 2014

Oil On Canvas

30 x 48 in

In A Silent Way, 2016
Tony Magar

In A Silent Way, 2016

Oil on canvas

50 x 40 in

La Fame, 2018
Tony Magar

La Fame, 2018

Acrylic on Canvas

48 x 36 in

Oasis
Tony Magar

Oasis

Oil on Panel

60 x 48 in

Oracle, 2013
Tony Magar

Oracle, 2013

Oil On Canvas

48 x 36 in

Quantum Runaway, 2016
Tony Magar

Quantum Runaway, 2016

Oil on canvas

48 x 36 in

Reef II, 2013
Tony Magar

Reef II, 2013

Oil On Panel

40 x 34 in

Rio Grande, 2013
Tony Magar

Rio Grande, 2013

Oil On Canvas

60 x 48 in

Shastakovich No 3, 2015
Tony Magar

Shastakovich No 3, 2015

Oil On Canvas

48 x 36 in

Stormy Monday, 2018
Tony Magar

Stormy Monday, 2018

Acrylic on Acrylic

60 x 48 in

String Quartets, Bartok, 2015
Tony Magar

String Quartets, Bartok, 2015

Oil on Canvas

48 x 36 in

The Ancients, 2017
Tony Magar

The Ancients, 2017

Oil On Canvas

58 x 70 in

The Bridge, 2017
Tony Magar

The Bridge, 2017

Oil on Canvas

60 x 48 in

The Random Particle, 2018
Tony Magar

The Random Particle, 2018

Acrylic on Canvas

55 x 48 in

Vivaldi Color of Strings, 2016
Tony Magar

Vivaldi Color of Strings, 2016

Oil on Canvas

48 x 36 in

Walking With Buddha, 2004
Tony Magar

Walking With Buddha, 2004

Oil On Canvas

36 x 18 in

Winds of Autumn, 2014
Tony Magar

Winds of Autumn, 2014

Oil On Panel

56 x 48 in

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