Moderm, abstract black and white oil painting on canavs. Bold shapes of black create negative images & interesting constrast against a stark white background. Can be hung horizontally or vertically.
Thin black wood stripping on the sides
42 x 62 inches framed
Series: By the late 1980s, Stephen Brophy was shifting away from the vivid, intensely colored paintings of houses, barns and landscapes that consumed the prior twenty years of a forty-year career as a self-taught artist. As he became increasingly consumed by the possibilities of abstraction Brophy's paintings moved in two directions at once. One, a more gestural form of abstraction, is seen in the robust black-and-white and black-and-red paintings. The other, a cooler, more reductivist geometry, sometimes references the structures of his earlier work. He would go on to paint many more, less referential works: big, striped canvases, compositions with bars or bird-like forms floating over pyramids, or arcs of pure color. In all these works, Brophy shows his natural gifts as an abstract artist - one who was particularly courageous in his use of color and ambitious in a restless search for meaning and possibility in his life, as well as his art.
Image rights: Carrie Haddad Gallery