Cynthia Penna, artistic director at ART1307 and curator wrote about Gary Paller’s work:
“The morphology of Gary Paller’s forms has its deepest roots in the unconscious. The softness of the geometric forms are, very clearly, retraceable to situations of the subconscious, buried in its hidden depths (…)
The beauty of Paller’s pictorial composition lies in the fact that it is purified of any other component that obstacles or distracts” the eye from the movement of the form. Paller’s research aims at the purity of the form and its movement in space, determined by the colour and by the relationship between colour and colour, or between colour and line.
It is this perfect balancing of volumes and colour that gives the spectator the peculiar sensation of being “cradled” in space, of being carried by a kind of soft waves towards a dreamy and unconscious world not unlike a maternal womb of absolute protection”
At this point, Gary Paller was adding vertical bands to the horizontal ones.
The works therefore take on a grid-like structure, with an interplay of different gaps with apparent random amounts of space between the lines, although the compositions are indeed quite specific and refined to very particular nuances of color, line, space, and paint application.
One could say that these paintings are like a marriage between the hard-edged geometric manner of Mondrian with the loose, painterly style of De Kooning.
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About The Artist
Gary Paller is an American contemporary artist born in 1953. In his practice Paller plays with forms and colours creating vivid abstractions on canvas and paper. Read More