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Joel Moskowitz
"Spool", abstract, acrylic painting, oval, spiritual, blues, pinks, golds

2019

$1,800

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"Spool" is a 24 x 18 x 1.5 abstract acrylic painting on a wood panel. In the middle, a large oval shape, like a race track, is made up of a single line, curving up and down. The line changes from blues to pinks and golds, and seems to be trying to contain some colorful shapes inside the oval. They hover and dance and hover slightly out of their confinement, especially one at the top, a tiny pink oval like a touch me-not seed flying from its blossom. The painting's sides are painted a subtle shade of gray, creating a visual frame. Joel Moskowitz paints his abstract compositions of long curved lines completely freehand in a practice both meditative and meticulous. Spirals or mazes emerge. Symbols of wholeness, they also evoke fountains, containment or even obsession. Influenced by the intensity of Hebrew micro-calligraphy, he is known for employing text in his art, but for his latest work all that is left of language is line. In some spirals, he collages, in the center, an illustration of an animal, as if to protect it in a cocoon. In others, the center is a halo of metallic ink. Moskowitz, who trained as a sculptor, thinks of his paintings in three dimensions, and often leaves the background blank. He is represented by Fountain Street Gallery in Boston, MA.

Details

  • Artist
    Joel Moskowitz (1954, American)
  • Creation Year
    2019
  • Dimensions
    Height: 24 in. (60.96 cm)Width: 18 in. (45.72 cm)Depth: 1.5 in. (3.81 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Boston, MA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: Moskowitz_Spool1stDibs: LU50034718432

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