Ross Bleckner

Ross Bleckner

Exhibition Catalogue 2014

Whether pure abstraction of stripes or dots or more representational renderings of birds, flowers, and brains, Bleckner’s work recalls Op Art and the obsessive and mysterious luminosity of Yayoi Kusama’s Polka-dot paintings. Smoothly layered on the canvas surface against a darker gray background, his multicolored volumetric circles or “cells” look like droplets of blood or molecules viewed under a microscope. Emerging as a prominent artist in New York during the AIDS crisis in the 1980s, Bleckner’s paintings, like memento mori, often suggest meditations on the body, health and disease.“The idea that the body is so perfect, until it’s not perfect. It’s a fragile membrane that separates us from disaster.”

€ 50,00