Stanley Whitney, ‘Untitled’, 2016, Two Palms

About Stanley Whitney

Drawing influence from a range of sources, including Abstract Expressionism and his African-American heritage, but hewing to none, Stanley Whitney produces abstract paintings focused on color. In inexhaustible variations, Whitney organizes blocks of colors into grids that fill the canvas. He likens his process to the call and response flow of traditional African-American music, explaining: “I start at the top and work down. That gets into call and response. One color calls forth another. Color dictates the structure, not the other way around.”

American, b. 1946, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, based in New York and Parma

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

Still Making a Splash After 20 Years!, Galerie Maximillian, Aspen
REWIND, Christine König Galerie, Vienna
books + papers, Christine König Galerie, Vienna
Stanley Whitney: Dance the Orange, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York
REVUE 25, Christine König Galerie, Vienna