About this Artwork
Dana Gordon’s kaleidoscopic compositions are contemplative and evoke somewhat Orphic Cubism.
His paintings have an overwhelming presence with their colour and structure, where gestural curves, unconstrained small pattern and form play together.
Gordon is interested in the visual conversation between colours, shapes and lines, looking for the tension between the shape and the grid.
He thinks of the shapes, adjoining shapes, and clusters of shapes as little paintings in themselves, within the larger whole painting.
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.