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Jonathan Lasker, ‘Scenic Reality’, 2011, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac
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Jonathan Lasker

Scenic Reality, 2011

Oil on Canvasboard
12 × 16 in
30.5 × 40.6 cm
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Location
London , Paris, Paris-Pantin, Salzburg
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Jonathan Lasker
American, b. 1948
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In his more than 30-year career, Jonathan Lasker continues to discover new territory for abstract painting. The big, bold brushstrokes, lively squiggles, and bright colors in Lasker’s work seem to reveal an exuberant, playful approach to abstraction, but the paintings are anything but spontaneous. Working from small, meticulous studies to create what appear at first glance to be whimsical, offhand doodles, Lasker combines references to painters like Phillip Guston, Robert Ryman and Jackson Pollock with graffiti and cartoon imagery, investigating the various qualities of painting itself. “The problem concerns how much of the picture a viewer can receive and still be aware of the painting as a literal object,” he says. Titles like Margin For Error (2009), The Rules of the Game (2010), and Assertive Absence (1999) suggest that the questions Lasker struggles with on the canvas can also be read as analogies for everyday experience.

Jonathan Lasker, ‘Scenic Reality’, 2011, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac
Jonathan Lasker, ‘Scenic Reality’, 2011, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac
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Jonathan Lasker
American, b. 1948
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In his more than 30-year career, Jonathan Lasker continues to discover new territory for abstract painting. The big, bold brushstrokes, lively squiggles, and bright colors in Lasker’s work seem to reveal an exuberant, playful approach to abstraction, but the paintings are anything but spontaneous. Working from small, meticulous studies to create what appear at first glance to be whimsical, offhand doodles, Lasker combines references to painters like Phillip Guston, Robert Ryman and Jackson Pollock with graffiti and cartoon imagery, investigating the various qualities of painting itself. “The problem concerns how much of the picture a viewer can receive and still be aware of the painting as a literal object,” he says. Titles like Margin For Error (2009), The Rules of the Game (2010), and Assertive Absence (1999) suggest that the questions Lasker struggles with on the canvas can also be read as analogies for everyday experience.

Jonathan Lasker

Scenic Reality, 2011

Oil on Canvasboard
12 × 16 in
30.5 × 40.6 cm
Contact For Price
Location
London , Paris, Paris-Pantin, Salzburg
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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