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Wallace Whitney

American, b. 1969

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Wallace Whitney

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American, b. 1969

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Wallace Whitney creates abstract gestural paintings that evoke turbulence, motion, and the primordially expressive potential of paint. Influenced by the gestural rhythms of Franz Kline and Willem de Kooning, the sensitive treatment of color and depth of Hans Hofmann, and the vibrant energy of the Bronx neighborhood in which he lives, Whitney harnesses bright, discordant colors in nuanced compositional harmonies, at once chaotic and poetic. His paintings are contemplations of everyday life, eschewing the machismo of the Abstract Expressionist tradition in which he works.

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Wallace Whitney creates abstract gestural paintings that evoke turbulence, motion, and the primordially expressive potential of paint. Influenced by the gestural rhythms of Franz Kline and Willem de Kooning, the sensitive treatment of color and depth of Hans Hofmann, and the vibrant energy of the Bronx neighborhood in which he lives, Whitney harnesses bright, discordant colors in nuanced compositional harmonies, at once chaotic and poetic. His paintings are contemplations of everyday life, eschewing the machismo of the Abstract Expressionist tradition in which he works.

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