Luke Rudolf
British, born 1977
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Selected exhibitions
2015
Kate MacGarry at Frieze New York 2015,
Kate MacGarry
LUKE RUDOLF,
Kate MacGarry
2012
Luke Rudolf,
Kate MacGarry

In his dissected portraits, Luke Rudolf mashes up the visual language of abstraction with the figurative tradition of portraiture—controlled explosions that layer chaotic marks and geometries into vague suggestions of a face. With their neon colors, metallic planes, drips, violent brushstrokes, and hard-edged triangles, Rudolf’s paintings dislodge the painterly tropes of Cubism, Op art, Minimalism, and Abstract Expressionism from their original contexts. The paintings’ relationship to art history is far from reverent, as Rudolf, with his additive approach, gleefully ignores the extreme simplification of form espoused by the Modernist manifesto.

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