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Mark Grotjahn

Untitled (Blonde MG43.68), 2012

Oil on printed paper
36 × 24 in
91.4 × 61 cm
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About the work
Exhibition history
Provenance
P
Phillips
Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Signature
Signed "GROTJAHN" upper edge; further dated "12" lower right
Mark Grotjahn
American, b. 1968
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Painter and draftsman Mark Grotjahn is known for his ongoing investigation of perspective. In the "Butterfly" paintings starting in 1997, he uses dual and multiple vanishing points to create complex compositions of radiant, tonal color, alluding to such touchstones in the history of modernist painting as Russian Constructivism, Op Art, and Barnett Newman's "zips." Alongside perspective, he has pursued ideas like color restriction, seriality, and the sublime. In his more recent "Face" series, roughly painted on cardboard mounted to canvas, Grotjahn retains his radiant motif but replaces geometric rigor with ritualistic, totemic energy.

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About the work
Exhibition history
Provenance
P
Phillips
Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Signature
Signed "GROTJAHN" upper edge; further dated "12" lower right
Mark Grotjahn
American, b. 1968
Follow

Painter and draftsman Mark Grotjahn is known for his ongoing investigation of perspective. In the "Butterfly" paintings starting in 1997, he uses dual and multiple vanishing points to create complex compositions of radiant, tonal color, alluding to such touchstones in the history of modernist painting as Russian Constructivism, Op Art, and Barnett Newman's "zips." Alongside perspective, he has pursued ideas like color restriction, seriality, and the sublime. In his more recent "Face" series, roughly painted on cardboard mounted to canvas, Grotjahn retains his radiant motif but replaces geometric rigor with ritualistic, totemic energy.

Mark Grotjahn

Untitled (Blonde MG43.68), 2012

Oil on printed paper
36 × 24 in
91.4 × 61 cm
Bidding closed
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