Sunday, May 3, 2009

Rediscovering the work of Diebenkorn.

In working a bit with landscapes, I re-remembered the
paintings of Richard Diebenkorn. Though his career was long, and his painting evolved a great deal, there is a moment in his development that sings to me and hopefully will inform my own work. It is called the "late figurative works".




He rides an edge between representational and pure abstraction that I wish I could feel more comfortable with.

2 comments:

Zawir Al-Hamidi said...

Congratulations! You have a nice blog.

Bridget said...

There is an interesting flatness combined with a boldness in color that I like - I can see you gradually moving more and more into an abstracted place like this as you continue to flatten and abstract the shapes you're working with.