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Reginald K. Gee
'Diagonal Matrix' original signed pastel drawing on grocery bag with mathematics

1999

$1,950

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'Diagonal Matrix' is an original pastel drawing from Reginald K. Gee's paper bag series. Unlike the figurative work Gee is best known for, this drawing works with mathematical symbols as a means to express abstraction: against a field of reds and yellows, two blue parentheses contain u¹ u²... uⁿ cascading downwards, all marked as equivalent to the trigonometric function Tg in the upper left. pastel on paper bag 13.5 x 12 inches, artwork 20.5 x 19 inches, frame Signed lower right Framed to conservation standards using archival materials including 100 percent rag matting; housed in a gold finish wood moulding. Artwork in excellent condition; horizontal and vertical creases original to artwork; some minor abrasions to surface of frame. Milwaukee-based artist Reginald K Gee is known for his visionary Neo-Expressionist style. Born in Milwaukee in 1964 to Native American and African American parents, he is an emerging tour de force in the contemporary and outsider art scenes. Gee’s interpretation of subject matter is unique, inventive and illustrates his command of expression in form, color and language. In his images, he explores a wide range of themes and subjects, including playful musicians, surreal vistas, mystical dreams and fantastic visions. He borrows from his heritage as an African American as well as a Native American, incorporating historical images, symbols, and numerology into his artwork. At the same time, Gee's paintings are figurative, abstract and narrative, expressing through the use of uninhibited color the artist's views of contemporary society. When asked how he learned about art Gee replied, "I didn't. I still haven't learned. You just do it." The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel described Gee's work as "tribal art-derived from Pop Culture and art magazines." In recent years, Gee has participated in dozens of shows including Soul of Black Folk and the Chicago Black Art Expo. Gee is influenced by Pablo Picasso, Willem De Kooning, Francis Bacon, Jean Michel Basquiat and David Salle.

Details

  • Creator
    Reginald K. Gee (1964, American)
  • Creation Year
    1999
  • Dimensions
    Height: 20.5 in. (52.07 cm)Width: 19 in. (48.26 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    Artwork in excellent condition; horizontal and vertical creases original to artwork; some minor abrasions to surface of frame.
  • Gallery Location
    Milwaukee, WI
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 10863c1stDibs: LU60536798282

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