Jack Walls Abstract Painting - Gemini (Black & White Primitive Portrait on Hand Stitched Canvas)
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Jack Walls
Gemini (Black & White Primitive Portrait on Hand Stitched Canvas)

2016

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Contemporary, primitive style portrait in black and white 21 x 21 x 1 inches, acrylic on hand-stitched canvas This abstract, primitive style portrait was made by Hudson, NY based artist Jack Walls. Influenced by African masks and Primitive artwork, the artist created this series of black and white abstract portraits with acrylic and gesso on hand stitched canvas. The canvas is first stitched together by hand, then a layer of white gesso in applied which provides a highly textured, rough surface. The painting is lightweight and has sturdy wire on the back for instant hanging. Painter and poet Jack Walls is considered an ‘inside outsider’ when it comes to his own art making. Working across all mediums including drawing, photo collage, poetry and painting, each work is discovered via Mr. Walls’ personal patterns and discipline. Successful themes are repeated and refashioned as he navigates from one series to the next. The overall effect culminates into a narrative that is at once cohesive while punctuating his personal style. “HEADS”, a color series of cubist heads inspired by a collection of African carvings debuted at Glenn Horowitz Gallery in New York City in 2015 and later at the Basilica in Hudson, NY. With approximately 75 paintings in the series, Mr. Walls has moved on, but the core theme lives on. A new series, “NEGATIVES”, is a reductive revision of these inspired heads. Surfaces are stitched together from bits and pieces of canvas before gessoed and painted in black and white. The heads themselves have become more abstracted and gestural in nature, retaining primitive characteristics such as crooked lips and off-centered eyes.

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  • Condition
    Excellent.
  • Dimensions

    H 21 in. x W 21 in. x D 1 in.

    H 53.34 cm x W 53.34 cm x D 2.54 cm

  • Gallery location
    Hudson, NY
  • Reference number
    LU2272449793

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