Jeff Muhs, ‘Cygne Noir’, 2015, Watermill Center Summer Benefit Auction 2016

Multidisciplinary artist Jeff Muhs has reinvented himself once again, this time with an optical effect he calls “slipstreaming.” Working at the intersection of landscape and color field techniques, Muhs overpaints bright color onto a black canvas, creating textural tension that alternately agitates and calms the eye. Cygne Noir (2015) presents a sinuous and shadowy slipstream that exists somewhere between abstraction and the natural world. Muhs’s work can be found in several private and public collections, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Image rights: Courtesy of the artist and Mcneill Art group

About Jeff Muhs

American, b. 1966, New York, New York, based in New York, New York