Tom Burckhardt, ‘The Shit Has Sailed’, 2015, Painting, Oil on linen, FRED.GIAMPIETRO Gallery
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Tom Burckhardt

The Shit Has Sailed, 2015

Oil on linen
16 × 20 in
40.6 × 50.8 cm
$4,500
Location
New Haven
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FRED.GIAMPIETRO Gallery
New Haven

In a recent statement, Tom Burckhardt describes his work, “At my core I am an abstractionist, but …

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Tom Burckhardt
American, b. 1964
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Tom Burckhardt is known for exploring the artistic process and subverting the boundary between representation and abstraction. Noting his avoidance of painting on canvas (preferring to use book-pages and molded plastic) and traditional art materials for his sculptures, critic John Yuan described Burckhardt’s aim as to “destabilize the grand tradition of painting and sculpture while simultaneously finding non-nostalgic ways to honor them.” Burckhardt’s 2011 installation “157 Elements of a Painting” attempted to deconstruct notions of painting with 157 bold, colorful images that contained quasi-recognizable forms with fragmentary motifs and painterly elements. In the same spirit, Full Stop (2005-06), a detailed cardboard-and-black-paint recreation of an artist’s studio—complete with art books on the shelves and a blank canvas—was an attempt to undermine the material aspect of installation art.

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In a recent statement, Tom Burckhardt describes his work, “At my core I am an abstractionist, but one who has some inherent distrust of its historical elitism and lack of humor. I think I have always tried to find ways to infuse it with a sense of it’s own absurdity, and poke some fun at it while showing my affection …

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Tom Burckhardt
American, b. 1964
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Tom Burckhardt is known for exploring the artistic process and subverting the boundary between representation and abstraction. Noting his avoidance of painting on canvas (preferring to use book-pages and molded plastic) and traditional art materials for his sculptures, critic John Yuan described Burckhardt’s aim as to “destabilize the grand tradition of painting and sculpture while simultaneously finding non-nostalgic ways to honor them.” Burckhardt’s 2011 installation “157 Elements of a Painting” attempted to deconstruct notions of painting with 157 bold, colorful images that contained quasi-recognizable forms with fragmentary motifs and painterly elements. In the same spirit, Full Stop (2005-06), a detailed cardboard-and-black-paint recreation of an artist’s studio—complete with art books on the shelves and a blank canvas—was an attempt to undermine the material aspect of installation art.

Tom Burckhardt

The Shit Has Sailed, 2015

Oil on linen
16 × 20 in
40.6 × 50.8 cm
$4,500
Location
New Haven
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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