Stephen Brophy, ‘Black and White Abstract’, 1989, Carrie Haddad Gallery
Stephen Brophy, ‘Black and White Abstract’, 1989, Carrie Haddad Gallery
Stephen Brophy, ‘Black and White Abstract’, 1989, Carrie Haddad Gallery
Stephen Brophy, ‘Black and White Abstract’, 1989, Carrie Haddad Gallery
Stephen Brophy, ‘Black and White Abstract’, 1989, Carrie Haddad Gallery
Stephen Brophy, ‘Black and White Abstract’, 1989, Carrie Haddad Gallery
Stephen Brophy, ‘Black and White Abstract’, 1989, Carrie Haddad Gallery

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

About Stephen Brophy

American, 1940-2015, New York City, based in New York, NY, United States