Giles Lyon, ‘Water Fight’, 2005, Lower East Side Printshop

Lyon uses a comic-inspired aesthetic to craft his explosive abstract compositions, which have been described as “simultaneously microscopic and macrocosmic.” He draws on a wide range of influences, from biological cycles and space exploration to painters like Wassily Kandinsky and Philip Guston to manga and Zap Comix.

Signature: Print is signed, unframed. Please note this work will be hanging in a show at the Lower East Side Printshop and will ship the week of March 17.

About Giles Lyon

The abstract works of Giles Lyon celebrate the very process of painting—and the many accidents that can happen along the way. His paintings are full of spills, splatters, and stains, which the artist highlights and outlines against washes of bold, comic-book color. Detritus from his studio—hair, insects, dust—also finds its way into the artist’s compositions, creating a documentary portrait of their own creation. Lyon’s vivid use of color and commitment to non-representational art have earned him comparisons to the color field and action painters of the abstract expressionist era, though his works are updated and injected with his own hearty dose of contemporary pop culture.

American, b. 1967

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