shane guffogg & jon krawczyk | ITSLIQUID

shane guffogg & jon krawczyk

Art | April 22, 2010 |

Shane Guffogg and Jon Krawczyk
Neo-Modern
at Leslie Sacks Fine Art


Dates: May 1-29, 2010

Location: Leslie Sacks Fine Art – 11640 San Vicente Blvd. – Los Angeles CA 90049

www.lesliesacks.com

 
Shane Guffogg and Jon Krawczyk are hard hitting neo-modernists: New York School with a contemporary twist. Their work has a conceptual side, but they are also very much about the physicality of making art and the objects that result from that action, i.e. energy and matter. This elemental approach is much of what these artists have in common, and such is the primary curatorial rationale behind this show.

Guffogg builds layer upon layer of paint and glaze, a technique he’s employed for quite some time along with the ribbon-like motif that has been part of his vocabulary since the late 1980’s. However, these recent paintings from his new At the Still Point series are different than anything he’s done before. That difference is a newfound commitment to absolute freedom of movement and the energy that comes with that freedom. The gesture has become his subject and such a direct expression of self he views these works as figurative.

Krawczyk cuts, pounds and welds sheets of bronze and stainless steel to fabricate smooth, monolithic forms that look as though they were carved by a samurai slicing modeling clay. At the same time, the craggy profiles of his current sculptures suggest raw stone yet evoke the vaporous shapes and movements of smoke. There are echoes of Noguchi in this work, as it sits at the intersection of natural and man made forms. Traces of Moore can be found in a consistent concern with volume and abstract figuration.

Guffogg and Krawczyk pay tribute to the halcyon days of high modernism. Their art is energetic, individualistic, outspoken in its grand gestures and perhaps even brash. In short, it’s totally American, yet international as the abstraction that was the earmark of progressive 20th century art. Neo-modern indeed.

Lee Spiro, Director
Leslie Sacks Fine Art

Gallery info:
Leslie Sacks Fine Art
11640 San Vicente BLVD
Los Angeles CA 90049

T 310.820.9448
www.lesliesacks.com

Are you an artist, architect, designer? Would you like to be featured on ITSLIQUID platform? Send an e-mail to info@itsliquid.com or fill the form below

RELATED POSTS


OPENING: CONTEMPORARY VENICE 2019

Events | December 5, 2019

ITSLIQUID GROUP, in collaboration with Venice Events and Ca' Zanardi is proud to announce CONTEMPORARY VENICE 2019 - ITSLIQUID International Art Show, curated Read more


CALL FOR ARTISTS: THE BODY…

Calls | December 4, 2019

ITSLIQUID GROUP, in collaboration with Venice Events and Ca' Zanardi, is selecting all interesting photo, painting, video art, installation/sculpture and performance art works to include in the next exhibition THE BODY LANGUAGE - ITSLIQUID International Art Exhibition 2020 that will be held in Venice during the period of Venice Carnival 2020 Read more


KATE CRAWFORD AND TREVOR PAGLEN:…

Art | November 14, 2019

"Training Humans", conceived by Kate Crawford, AI researcher and professor, and Trevor Paglen, artist and researcher, is the first major photography exhibition devoted to training images: the collections of photos used by scientists to train artificial intelligence (AI) systems in how to "see" and categorize the world. Read more


Calder-Picasso

Art | November 11, 2019

Calder-Picasso will be the first exhibition in Spain to examine the creative resonances between two of the most seminal figures of 20th-century art: American artist Alexander Calder (1898-1976) and Málaga-born Pablo Picasso (1881–1973). Read more


Sign up for our Newsletter.

Enter your email to receive our latest updates!