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Donald Sultan

White, May 10, 2012, 2012

Color silkscreen with enamels inks and flocking on 2-ply museum board
24 × 24 in
61 × 61 cm
Edition of 50
This is part of a limited edition set.
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San Francisco
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About the work
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from the Lantern Flowers, May 10, 2012 series
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.

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About the work
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Series
from the Lantern Flowers, May 10, 2012 series
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

White, May 10, 2012, 2012

Color silkscreen with enamels inks and flocking on 2-ply museum board
24 × 24 in
61 × 61 cm
Edition of 50
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
location
San Francisco
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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