Glenn Grafelman’s new paintings embody the essence of American abstraction from its historic beginning to its present-day interpretation. His fluid technique and complex color palette flow over taught linen surfaces, celebrating an epiphany of spirit and emotional bliss. They bring to bear a positive sensation as we contemplate their objective beauty and transcendental inspiration.
Glenn Grafelman is an accomplished painter and colorist who has pushed the boundaries of abstract painting his entire career. His experimental approach to paint application and color alchemy have rendered amazing surfaces and mesmerizing imagery. These most recent pieces reaffirm the beauty, style and thoughtful composition long associated with the artistʼs work.
“My most recent paintings display gesture and geometry equally, yet maintain a sense of natural order. Occasionally, these paintings present pictorial space, figure/ground relations, and even a semblance of horizon. However, my paintings are not landscapes, nor contain intentionally rendered abstract impressions of objects. Nonetheless, my work creates some sort of psychological space where imagination and formality merge.”
Glenn Grafelman is a graduate of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, University of California, Berkeley, and the School of Visual Arts, NYC. He has exhibited his work extensively throughout the U.S. including the Bronx Museum for the Arts, The Drawing Center, and White Columns in New York. His work is included in numerous collections among them Target Corporation and General Mills.