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Paul Resika

Spring, 1980

Oil on canvas
41 × 76 in
104.1 × 193 cm
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Kapoor Galleries / Graham Shay 1857
New york
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In the 1980s, Resika combines freely applied, highly saturated paint to architectonic structures …

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In the 1980s, Resika combines freely applied, highly saturated paint to architectonic structures suggesting boats and fishing shacks on Cape Cod, which is where he spends his time when he is not in New York. The blocky geometry of these works affords him a straightforward platform for his consummate colorism, with …

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Paul Resika
American, b. 1928
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Paul Resika was a student of Abstract Expressionism under Hans Hofmann, whose other pupils included Wolf Kahn and Joan Mitchell. Resika’s eventual style would fall in the category of representational abstraction, characterized variously by loose brushwork and rigid geometry; he considers himself a colorist, influenced by Henri Matisse and the Fauves. Resika’s practice is especially notable for its iterative process: he paints a single subject in variation and only moves on when he has exhausted it. Examples of this include his “Dark Lady” series, featuring a lone nude in various landscapes, and “Flowers”, a suite of still lifes. His favored subjects are nautical—born of the belief that “piers and boats and lighthouses are forms you can do something with”—and these images make frequent appearances in his work, serving as the core of his series “Vessels”.

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New york
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In the 1980s, Resika combines freely applied, highly saturated paint to architectonic structures …

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In the 1980s, Resika combines freely applied, highly saturated paint to architectonic structures suggesting boats and fishing shacks on Cape Cod, which is where he spends his time when he is not in New York. The blocky geometry of these works affords him a straightforward platform for his consummate colorism, with …

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Signed lower right: Resika
Paul Resika
American, b. 1928
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Paul Resika was a student of Abstract Expressionism under Hans Hofmann, whose other pupils included Wolf Kahn and Joan Mitchell. Resika’s eventual style would fall in the category of representational abstraction, characterized variously by loose brushwork and rigid geometry; he considers himself a colorist, influenced by Henri Matisse and the Fauves. Resika’s practice is especially notable for its iterative process: he paints a single subject in variation and only moves on when he has exhausted it. Examples of this include his “Dark Lady” series, featuring a lone nude in various landscapes, and “Flowers”, a suite of still lifes. His favored subjects are nautical—born of the belief that “piers and boats and lighthouses are forms you can do something with”—and these images make frequent appearances in his work, serving as the core of his series “Vessels”.

Paul Resika

Spring, 1980

Oil on canvas
41 × 76 in
104.1 × 193 cm
This is a unique work.
Contact For Price
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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