Ross Bleckner

New Paintings
October 9 - November 2, 1996

Ross Bleckner - New Paintings

ROSS BLECKNER
Untitled, 1997
Oil on linen
60 x 60 inches (152.4 x 152.4 cm)

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Gagosian Gallery is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition of new works by Ross Bleckner.

In the vanguard of contemporary painting, Bleckner has always investigated an ambiguous and paradoxical territory. Poised between emotion and void, his work is influenced by photographic images from which he draws minute details, and also by nature, which he reduces to its essential shapes. Bleckner’s paintings portray a darkly luminous cosmos which is at once gorgeously present and also suggestive of the impersonality of fate and the infinite. Such complex depth and dimension are particularly dramatic in the large oil on canvas compositions which will be exhibited at Gagosian Gallery.

In 1995, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York mounted a full scale retrospective of Bleckner’s oeuvre, marking twenty years of solo exhibitions at a number of internationally prominent establishments, such as Moderna Museet in Stockholm, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh. Works by Bleckner are held in renowned public collections around the world, including the Museum of Modern Art (New York) and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia (Madrid) and also in a number of major private collections.