Flowers | Author: Alex Katz

Flowers are a favored subject in the recent paintings of American artist Alex Katz. After noticing the dynamism that blooming flowers brought to his group portraits, the artist homed in on the flowers themselves, working in nature to directly capture the light and atmosphere that lend them their bright colours. This volume accompanies the first exhibition of Katz?s flower paintings in Asia, held at Thaddaeus Ropac, Seoul, and features previously unseen works from the artist?s flower series.

Also features new portraits, whose subjects are depicted in botanical settings.?His carefully executed signature strokes and planes of flat colours are manifest in his flower series, but Katz has also employed a subtler wet-on-wet technique, in which the last stroke of paint is applied before the first one has had time to dry, engendering a sense of immediacy.

22 x 28cm
72 pages


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