Gary Szymanski

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Gary Szymanski
Untitled
Acrylic on canvas, 2015
24 x 24 inches
Courtesy of the artist
Value: $1,800
Starting bid: $900

The work of this sophisticated practitioner of reductivist abstraction is modest in scale and meticulously crafted. It is deliberately quiet to the point of anonymity, bearing no trace of the autographic. Szymanski has an MA from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and an MFA from the University of California, Irvine. His work has been exhibited widely in the USA and England.

The present untitled work features Szymanski’s signature colorful geometric abstraction. “Geometric abstraction has its roots in the very beginning of non-objective painting in the early twentieth century, and it continues to be a vital force in painting today,” he states. “I have a love/hate relationship with this tradition. Primarily, I am disillusioned with the utopian desires that spawned most early geometric abstraction. I love Mondrian. I hate Mondrian. I find fault with most geometric art from the second half of the twentieth century. I love Op Art. I hate Op Art. I love Minimalism. I hate Minimalism.”
 
Selected exhibitions
Surface to Edge, Cypress College
Sticks and Stones … Recent Paintings, Transvagrant @ Warschaw Gallery, San Pedro
Gary Szymanski, Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach

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