John Zinsser, ‘Mighty Samson’, 2015, Galerie Gisela Clement
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John Zinsser

Mighty Samson, 2015

Oil and spray paint on canvas
16 × 12 in
40.6 × 30.5 cm
€2,500 - 5,000
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Galerie Gisela Clement
John Zinsser
American, b. 1961
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John Zinsser’s abstract paintings investigate formal properties of gestures, supports, color, and paint through simple actions and two-toned compositions that explore the relationship between figure and ground. After studying art history at Yale, Zinsser relocated to New York, where he has remained since the 1980s. Color is a preeminent concern for Zinsser; he typically works with naturally occurring commercially available colors such as cobalt blue or cadmium red. The properties and values of the ground determine what colors and forms he chooses to include in the foreground. “I always put a faith in materials first—that paint has a kind of authority of its own,” he says. “Paint has a unique power to assert tactile reality, pushing toward a larger visual and bodily response.”

John Zinsser, ‘Mighty Samson’, 2015, Galerie Gisela Clement
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John Zinsser
American, b. 1961
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John Zinsser’s abstract paintings investigate formal properties of gestures, supports, color, and paint through simple actions and two-toned compositions that explore the relationship between figure and ground. After studying art history at Yale, Zinsser relocated to New York, where he has remained since the 1980s. Color is a preeminent concern for Zinsser; he typically works with naturally occurring commercially available colors such as cobalt blue or cadmium red. The properties and values of the ground determine what colors and forms he chooses to include in the foreground. “I always put a faith in materials first—that paint has a kind of authority of its own,” he says. “Paint has a unique power to assert tactile reality, pushing toward a larger visual and bodily response.”

John Zinsser

Mighty Samson, 2015

Oil and spray paint on canvas
16 × 12 in
40.6 × 30.5 cm
€2,500 - 5,000
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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