David Humphrey, ‘Threesome’, 2019, Island Press
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David Humphrey

Threesome, 2019

Monotype on archival pigment print
30 × 22 in
76.2 × 55.9 cm
.
$2,400
Location
St. Louis
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About the work
Medium
Signature
Hand-signed by artist
Publisher
Island Press
David Humphrey
American, b. 1955
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Though his paintings, works on paper, and sculptures defy categorization, David Humphrey emerged as an artist in the late 1970s along with Postmodernism, an approach that continues to inform his heterogeneous compositions, visual pastiches that, in his words, “erase the breaks” between divergent styles. As he explains: “I suppose that the dynamic of relationship—the psychology of bonding, lovemaking, attachment, and so on—has kept me interested for a long time. I come back to it as a way to thicken the grammar of picture making.” In his paintings, this grammar includes gestural abstraction, cartoonish figuration, Pop Art, Surrealism, and Expressionism. His vibrant compositions feature human figures, narrative vignettes, animals, and objects interwoven into abstract passages. They read as sexually and psychologically charged dreamscapes, through which Humphrey breaks down boundaries to explore our relationships with each other and the world.

David Humphrey, ‘Threesome’, 2019, Island Press
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About the work
Medium
Signature
Hand-signed by artist
Publisher
Island Press
David Humphrey
American, b. 1955
Follow

Though his paintings, works on paper, and sculptures defy categorization, David Humphrey emerged as an artist in the late 1970s along with Postmodernism, an approach that continues to inform his heterogeneous compositions, visual pastiches that, in his words, “erase the breaks” between divergent styles. As he explains: “I suppose that the dynamic of relationship—the psychology of bonding, lovemaking, attachment, and so on—has kept me interested for a long time. I come back to it as a way to thicken the grammar of picture making.” In his paintings, this grammar includes gestural abstraction, cartoonish figuration, Pop Art, Surrealism, and Expressionism. His vibrant compositions feature human figures, narrative vignettes, animals, and objects interwoven into abstract passages. They read as sexually and psychologically charged dreamscapes, through which Humphrey breaks down boundaries to explore our relationships with each other and the world.

David Humphrey

Threesome, 2019

Monotype on archival pigment print
30 × 22 in
76.2 × 55.9 cm
.
$2,400
Location
St. Louis
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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