John Zurier, ‘Dusk (after Svavar Gu∂nason)’, 2016, Galerie Nordenhake

About John Zurier

John Zurier paints abstract, near-monochrome paintings whose colors range from muted tones to vibrant hues. Concerned with capturing qualities of light and weather effects, Zurier employs a range of brushstrokes and surface treatments, revealing the texture of the canvas or obscuring it with layers of thick impasto. Zurier’s work has been described as transcending the gestural and material to evoke the emotional. “I think the Japanese painter Ike No Taiga [1723–1776] was right,” Zurier has said; “the most difficult thing to achieve in painting is creating a space where absolutely nothing has been painted.”

American, b. 1958, Santa Monica, California, based in Berkeley, California

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

John Zurier - Dust and Troubled Air, Anglim Gilbert Gallery, San Francisco
John Zurier and Friends, Crown Point Press, San Francisco
A Studio In Iceland, Anglim Gilbert Gallery
John Zurier: West of the Future, Peter Blum Gallery, New York
A spring a thousand years ago, Peter Blum Gallery, New York