Jack Walls, ‘Modern Aztec’, 2016, Carrie Haddad Gallery
Jack Walls, ‘Modern Aztec’, 2016, Carrie Haddad Gallery
Jack Walls, ‘Modern Aztec’, 2016, Carrie Haddad Gallery
Jack Walls, ‘Modern Aztec’, 2016, Carrie Haddad Gallery

A new series, “NEGATIVES”, is a reductive revision of portraits inspired by the artist's collection of African carvings. The paintings' canvases are stitched together from bits and pieces of canvas before gessoed and painted in black and white. The heads themselves have become more abstracted and gestural in nature, retaining primitive characteristics such as crooked lips and off-centered eyes.

Signature: on reverse

About Jack Walls

American, Chicago, IL, United States, based in Hudson, NY, United States