Best abstract artists
Christopher Wool (born 1955)
Christopher Wool surfaced onto the New York art scene during belated 1980s, and produced a splash with black-and-white enamel compositions that showcased wallpaper patterns created with the type of textured paint rollers always embellish tenement hallways. He additionally stenciled paintings with cryptic words, such as for example TRBL or FOOL as well as more recognizable expressions, such as for example HELTER-SKELTER, lent from pop music culture. For Wool, mindset had been type, to borrow a critical idea of the time, the other about the nihilism inside the work comported spiritually with Reagan-era extra. But he however of his paintings as abstractions, or higher correctly, photos of abstraction, a postmodern conceit which respected your style had become figurative in a way through limitless reproductions in art publications, magazines and museum postcards. This concept became better in Wool’s subsequent works built out of elements from his past paintings, some that have been silkscreened onto the canvas as halftone pictures, or defaced with spray-painted scars, or wiped with turpentine-soaked cloths. Overall, Wool’s approach evinces a love-hate commitment with painting—and abstraction specifically.