Artist of the moment……McArthur Binion

McArthur Binion is an African- American painter renown for his abstract style. Of his abstract works, I myself prefer the unique works done on a circular base usually birch wood. These works remind me most of the abstract painter who passed away in 2012 , Karl Benjamin. Below an example of art by Karl Benjamin.

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Another great medium he enjoys using is crayon. He often builds up surface texture with crayon.

In this clip we visit a show given for McArthur Binion.

A portrait of the artist.

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Lives and works out of Chicago, Illinois.

Has been a full time professor of art at Columbia College located in Chicago, Illinois since 1983.

Included in many prominent museum collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art located in New York City.

Binion’s first solo museum show was in 2012.

One way he gets such wonderful diverse textures is the very unique combinations of materials. For instance wax crayons on aluminum or birch wood panels. Most likely collage and wax crayon build up will also be included in the work.

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Binion is a great abstract painter. The use of many different textures and mediums gives his work a vibrant and the layering of paint and crayon always leaves to viewer to find another color in which appeared at first to be a flat mono tone shape.

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