About this Artwork
This artwork is part of a new body of work created between 2015 and 2016.
Those paintings are divided in half vertically and use several different kinds of abstract techniques which are part of Gordon's inheritance as an artist.
Gordon found it interesting to have what could appear to be two paintings in a painting.
There is clearly a stronger use of gesture in those works that in those of the previous 10 years. For Gordon, gesture (and as drawing) carries all kinds of meaning and he wanted to use more of it in these new paintings.
About the Artist
Dana Gordon is an American abstract painter whose exuberant work has for decades directly explored the potential of mark-making and line to create meaning-imbued color, shape, and space. In recent years, he increasingly pushed his line into the expressive possibility of liquid calligraphy. For Gordon "abstract painting can express human nature and experience in full — through meaning, feeling, and beauty in visual form."
As a multidisciplinary artist, Gordon also has written about art, designed sets for opera and dance, and, in the period 1968-78, made avant-garde films as well as paintings.
He lives and works in New York City.