Anthony Hunter - New Work
Vivid and colorful with a luscious surface quality, Anthony Hunter’s evocative abstract paintings are a study in controlled chaos. Though the works exhibit a color-field sensibility, the areas of flatness are punctuated by a lively, lyrical composition of lines, blobs, drips and drizzles that create a defined sense of movement and action.
Hunter’s works exhibit a tight rein, as the artist manages the flow with a practiced hand in his chosen glossy, oil-based medium. The brightness of the palette is emphasized by the luscious surfaces which seem to resonate from within, capturing the velvety richness of Hunter’s color range. The bursting, punchy pigments like bubblegum pinks, deep blueberry blues, and lemon yellows are activated by the brisk drips and drizzly pours of liquid color.
Often, the works are meant to be viewed in both horizontal as well as vertical orientations with the compositions reading as an investigation in contrasts. Playing with juxtaposition, Hunter’s nuanced yet minimalist palette combines strikingly differing colors, textures and surfaces. The varying blobs and lines become protagonists in an action-landscape as they weave, dance and vibrate across the flat color fields of the paintings. In unique character, Hunter lovingly gives the works descriptive yet humorist titles that highlight this kind of personification, such as inSuper Pink Sky Above Orange with Lovely White Squiggles and a Brilliant Blue Blob Painting Diptych,as well as inLost in the World with Paint Everywhere, a Few Blobs Here and a Few Blobs There Painting.