Warner Friedman

American, b. 1935

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Warner Friedman

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American, b. 1935

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Warner Friedman frames his meticulously detailed realist paintings of landscapes with architectural elements such as doors, fences, balconies, or bridges. Working in the liminal space between interior and exterior affords him the opportunity to study the interplay between natural light and shadow, artificial light, architecture, and landscape. He works from photographs and models, enjoying the precision they enable. Friedman left his job as an engineer at the end of World War II and integrated the profession’s geometric forms into his early abstract work. In the 1960s, he incorporated these abstract elements into large-scale realist paintings, which he has continued to develop ever since. Friedman has cited the lines and flat color planes of Piet Mondrian as a major influence on his practice.

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Warner Friedman frames his meticulously detailed realist paintings of landscapes with architectural elements such as doors, fences, balconies, or bridges. Working in the liminal space between interior and exterior affords him the opportunity to study the interplay between natural light and shadow, artificial light, architecture, and landscape. He works from photographs and models, enjoying the precision they enable. Friedman left his job as an engineer at the end of World War II and integrated the profession’s geometric forms into his early abstract work. In the 1960s, he incorporated these abstract elements into large-scale realist paintings, which he has continued to develop ever since. Friedman has cited the lines and flat color planes of Piet Mondrian as a major influence on his practice.

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