Richard Anuszkiewicz, ‘Rosafied’, 1971, Caviar20

One of our favorite American artists, Richard Anuskiewicz (b. 1930) is a major player in both Op Art and Hard-Edge Abstraction. His work is typically composed of neon candy colors in strict geometries.

As the artist explained “I’m interested in making something romantic out of a very, very mechanistic geometry. Geometry and color represent to me an idealized, classical place that’s very clear and very pure.“

Not surprisingly, Josef Albers was a mentor of Anuskiewicz's. However the student pushed his teacher's theories further, creating compositions that were more dynamic with colors more electric.

This vibrant screenprint is a paradigm of Anuskiewicz's aesthetic and is instantly recognizable.

His work can be found in every major American museum including the Art Institute of Chicago, the MoMA (New York), the Guggenheim (New York), the Whitney (New York) and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo) to mention a few.

Signature: Signed, numbered and dated '70 by the artist.

About Richard Anuszkiewicz

Combining an interest in the nature of perception with investigations into the visual and psychological resonance of color, Richard Anuszkiewicz produces paintings whose vibrant colors and geometric shapes seem to pop and pulsate off of the canvas. A student of Josef Albers and one of the leading practitioners of Op art and geometric abstraction, Anuszkiewicz explores color and form in his flat, vibrant abstractions, attempting to reveal the malleability of our perceptions of stillness and movement, depth and color.

American, b. 1930, Erie, Pennsylvania