Donald Sultan, ‘Mimosa with Anomaly Oct 14 2018’, 2018, RYAN LEE
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Donald Sultan

Mimosa with Anomaly Oct 14 2018, 2018

Tar and enamel on masonite
48 × 96 × 5 in
121.9 × 243.8 × 12.7 cm
This is a unique work.
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Donald Sultan
American, b. 1951
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Donald Sultan’s large-scale still life paintings are filled with rich iconography—provocative objects, like bulbous fruits, set against a tar-black background. Although primarily classified as a still lifes, Sultan maintains that his works (despite their representational objects—flowers, lemons, eggs, buttons) are first and foremost abstract. Born in Asheville, North Carolina, Sultan moved to New York City in 1975 upon completion of his advanced studies. He is recognized as a painter, printmaker, and sculptor, and best known for his large compositions made following a unique technique: in place of canvas, Sultan covers masonite with 12-inch vinyl floor tiles, from which he cuts geometric and organic forms. Sultan fills the negative spaces with tar or plaster, followed by a layer of paint; his resulting images are distinctively textured and equally balance the contrast of positive and negative space.

Donald Sultan, ‘Mimosa with Anomaly Oct 14 2018’, 2018, RYAN LEE
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About the work
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Donald Sultan
American, b. 1951
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Donald Sultan’s large-scale still life paintings are filled with rich iconography—provocative objects, like bulbous fruits, set against a tar-black background. Although primarily classified as a still lifes, Sultan maintains that his works (despite their representational objects—flowers, lemons, eggs, buttons) are first and foremost abstract. Born in Asheville, North Carolina, Sultan moved to New York City in 1975 upon completion of his advanced studies. He is recognized as a painter, printmaker, and sculptor, and best known for his large compositions made following a unique technique: in place of canvas, Sultan covers masonite with 12-inch vinyl floor tiles, from which he cuts geometric and organic forms. Sultan fills the negative spaces with tar or plaster, followed by a layer of paint; his resulting images are distinctively textured and equally balance the contrast of positive and negative space.

Donald Sultan

Mimosa with Anomaly Oct 14 2018, 2018

Tar and enamel on masonite
48 × 96 × 5 in
121.9 × 243.8 × 12.7 cm
This is a unique work.
Sold
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