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Life is short. Life goes fast. And what I really want to do in my life is to bring something new, something beautiful and something filled with light into the world. I try to think of that every day so that I can remember why I am coming to my studio.

Bleckner’s paintings are an investigation of change, loss, and memory, often suggesting meditations on the body, health and disease, much like a memento mori

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I see my studio like a laboratory, where I work like an investigator - it's almost forensic. I love the discovery process in painting.

Ross Bleckner was born in New York City in 1949. In 1971, he graduated from New York City University with a Bachelor of Arts. Two years later he obtained a Master of Fine Arts from California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA.

Emerging as a prominent artist in New York during the AIDS crisis in the 1980s, Bleckner’s paintings are an investigation of change, loss, and memory, often suggesting meditations on the body, health and disease, much like a memento mori. “The idea that the body is so perfect, until it’s not perfect. It’s a fragile membrane that separates...
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