Untitled, 2009 - Ross Bleckner

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About Untitled

Ross Bleckner's paintings, photographs, and prints focus on the transience of beauty, the fragility of life, and the loss of love. By clustering and repetitively painting subjects such as birds, flowers, and microscopic cells, Bleckner creates imagery that is ...

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Ross Bleckner's paintings, photographs, and prints focus on the transience of beauty, the fragility of life, and the loss of love. By clustering and repetitively painting subjects such as birds, flowers, and microscopic cells, Bleckner creates imagery that is often visually elusive and diffused by light, with forms that constantly dissolve and reassemble before the viewer's eyes. Despite their abstract nature, the visually haunting patterns are recognizable in a way that is both visceral and difficult to define. Set against a black background, this refracted composition references the impossibility of reconstructing memory.

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About the Artist

About Ross Bleckner

Ross Bleckner paints images that are visually dramatic and subtly representative of the artist's interest in human confrontations with tragedies. Time—and, by extension ...Read More
Ross Bleckner paints images that are visually dramatic and subtly representative of the artist's interest in human confrontations with tragedies. Time—and, by extension, mortality—has been a prevailing theme of Bleckner's work since he began exhibiting in the late 1970s. Much of Bleckner's work deals with the AIDS crisis and "the idea that something beautiful, like a cell, can mutate into something treacherous."

His large-scale paintings depict flowers that are profuse and brightly colored, yet deliquesced, scraped away, and abstracted until they become blurs of paint, birds, and human cells floating in dark color fields, as though they were stars cast into the night sky. This prepossession with light and mortality—expressed through symbolic organic forms and painterly abstraction—is a theme that runs throughout Bleckner's thirty-year body of work.
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Untitled, 2009

Ross Bleckner

Photograph
Size Price
24.00" x 20.00" $3,000
Edition of 100

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Chromogenic print of color photograph.

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Signed by the artist on verso.

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