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Martin Canin
Untitled - Lilac, Red, Pink and Orange Polygonal Geometric Painting

1980s

$9,200

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This untitled painting by Martin Canin's is an historic, large, 60 x 34-inch color-field oil painting, dating ca.1980. Martin Canin’s work can be linked to two 1960s movements: Color field and Op Art. Like many artists of the period, Canin focuses on the effect of large fields of color interacting on the canvas and the effect of the color combinations on the viewer. This piece belongs to a body of work in which Canin experimented with different polygons shaping the physical stretcher itself. This creates illusory spaces that give the painting the tridimensionality of a sculpture. The pyramidal orange field is the focal point of the composition. On top of it the lilac, red and pink polygons stack up like building blocks of a delicate balance Though at first it would be easy to assimilate Canin's paintings to the work of color field artists like Barnett Newman or Jack Bush, Canin’s large oil paint canvases maintain a distinctive lyrical aspect that separate them from pure geometry and plunge them into a subtle psychological realm. Canin states, "My work has gone through many changes in the more than forty years that I have been painting. Manet’s statement still resonates for me: To be concise in art is both necessary and elegant. Luminosity is still the goal, oil paint on canvas still the preferred medium, shape and color still the plastic means to speak my particular expression." Born in Brooklyn, NY, in 1927, Martin Canin is firmly rooted in the New York School of Abstract Expressionism. He received his major art training at Syracuse University, where he was awarded the B.F.A. in 1951. In 1959 he went to Tokyo, Japan, where he had his first one-man show in 1960. At the end of the 60s he started teaching at the Parsons School of Design. His work is part of the Tate Gallery and the Yale University Art Gallery's permanent collection, and it has been exhibited in Europe, Japan and the United States, including several one-man shows at the historic Graham Gallery at 1014 Madison Avenue, NY. His work has been exhibited in Europe, Japan and the United States, including several one-man shows at the historic Graham Gallery at 1014 Madison Avenue, NY. It is part of the Yale University Art Gallery’s permanent collection.
  • Creator:
    Martin Canin (1927, American)
  • Creation Year:
    1980s
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 66 in (167.64 cm)Width: 34 in (86.36 cm)Depth: 1.5 in (3.81 cm)
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  • Gallery Location:
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: MC0151stDibs: LU24921376963

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