Friday, 12 February 2010

Ross Bleckner: 1

Ross Blecker’s work started off in the late seventies producing black and white geometric paintings that look like the abstractions of Moholy-Nagy of the 1920s, albeit in two tone. Then there were his stripe pictures and his “atmospheric” paintings, which have been referred to as “post-nuclear Impressionism”. The “atmosphere” that Bleckner achieved in his works is something I have aimed to produce within my photogram pieces and within the digital images. There is a concern for light that is reminiscent of Reinhardt, Rothko and Newman. These artists are not easily to lump together for critical, theoretical, theological, aesthetic and philosophical reasons, although they are abstract artists and are part of the New York art scene of the 40s and 50s.

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