Posts Tagged ‘flat color’

Artist of the moment……….Anne Truitt

 

 

Anne Truitt was an American artist renown for her minimalist sculptures. Anne Truitt was born in Easton, Maryland in the year 1921. Truitt attended college at Bryn Mawr where she earned a degree in psychology. She served as a nurse in World War 2.

After the war was finished she left the field of nursing and began sculpting figures.

Shortly after she began to work more abstractly producing the wood box sculptures with bright flat color we associate with Truitt. After applying the paint she sanded the surface, trying to remove any brush strokes.

Below we view a show featuring Anne Truitt from 2013 that features some monumental works from the 1970s. :

The artist also created pedestals and stands for her sculptures to sit on so that they appear to float in air and have a slight cast shadow.

Truitt also wrote three books over her lifetime that were journals that covered her life as an artist. Below an excerpt from one of her books:

Anne Truitt passed away in 2004 at the age of 83 years of age.

Price range information: Works range from $10,000 to $150,000. Truitt worked mainly with acrylics.

Its great that Truitt had the idea to write journals of a daily life as an artist. I hope more artists follow in her footsteps. Her minimalist sculptures remind me of the changing weather of the different seasons.

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Artist of the moment……Andrew Masullo

Andrew Masullo is an American abstract artist born in Elizabeth, New Jersey in the year 1957. For his artistic education Masullo attended Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.  The artist originally started out as a language major, but then switched his focus of study to the visual arts.

Started off making collages and assemblages with found objects. His work from this time period is compared to Joseph Cornell, who has been profiled here previously.

In the 1990s he moved to his version of lost abstraction. He might work years on a canvas before finishing it.

Winner of a Pollack- Krosner grant to further his study of abstract art.

Winner of a Guggenheim fellowship.

Included in the collection of the New York public library.

Started exhibiting in 1983.

price range information: Works range from $4,000 to $30,000.

Doesn’t enjoy being called an artist as everyone is an artist these days.

And here we go to a show featuring Masullo with our beloved James Kalm! This show is from 2013.

A great interview with the artist at the Whitney Biennale. He was included in the 2012 Biennale and talks about the difference between abstract and non-objective art.

And here we visit a show featuring Andrew Masullo with James Kalm. The show took place in 2010.

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