William J. O'Brien, ‘Untitled (WOB.11453)’, 2015, Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper, Colored pencil on paper, McClain Gallery
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William J. O'Brien

Untitled (WOB.11453), 2015

Colored pencil on paper
60 × 62 in
152.4 × 157.5 cm
.
$30,000 - 40,000
Location
Houston
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William J. O'Brien
American, b. 1975
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In a diverse practice that comprises painting, sculpture, drawing, and installation, William J. O'Brien combines intuitive gestural marks with repetition and grid structure to create a tension between order and chaos. His ceramic objects—part vessel, part body and part abstract form—are arranged in tabletop installations and also become models for his drawings. Vibrant triangles, circles, aggressive loops and marks create a compelling sense of chaos. Crazed faces, reminiscent of Willem de Kooning’s Women paintings, emerge from the densely layered images.

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William J. O'Brien, ‘Untitled (WOB.11453)’, 2015, Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper, Colored pencil on paper, McClain Gallery
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About the work
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William J. O'Brien
American, b. 1975
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In a diverse practice that comprises painting, sculpture, drawing, and installation, William J. O'Brien combines intuitive gestural marks with repetition and grid structure to create a tension between order and chaos. His ceramic objects—part vessel, part body and part abstract form—are arranged in tabletop installations and also become models for his drawings. Vibrant triangles, circles, aggressive loops and marks create a compelling sense of chaos. Crazed faces, reminiscent of Willem de Kooning’s Women paintings, emerge from the densely layered images.

William J. O'Brien

Untitled (WOB.11453), 2015

Colored pencil on paper
60 × 62 in
152.4 × 157.5 cm
.
$30,000 - 40,000
Location
Houston
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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