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  • Design Credit: Samantha Todhunter Design Ltd., Photo Credit: Oliver Clarke. Dimensions: H 24 in. x W 18 in.
  • Design Credit: Lucy Harris Studio, Photo Credit: Francesco Bertocci. Dimensions: H 24 in. x W 18 in.
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Robert Setrakian
'Monotype', Bay Area Abstraction, Florence, New York, Stanford, De Young Museum

$1,650

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Signed in pencil, lower right, 'Setrakian' for Robert Setrakian (American, born 1956) and created circa 1985. A dynamic and lyrical abstract monotype comprising adjacent and superimposed, fluid and organically derived forms in harmoniously muted tones of ochre, azure, coral and charcoal. Since first exhibiting his work in the early 1980’s, Bay area native Rob Setrakian has developed a liberating and intuitive painting style that is abstract, primal and unencumbered by reliance on figurative limitations. To look at his painted surfaces is to witness a conversation between the artist and the world around him and more definitively, between the painter and his medium. Setrakian’s method begins with one fearless gesture onto a surface and evolves with each stroke into meditations on texture and color, energy and light, continuity and fissure. His finished paintings are imbued with a suggestive sense of motion and energy that border on the performative and seem to preserve the artist’s actions in a language of their own. While vestiges of figures, objects and landscapes begin to emerge from the compositions, they consistently give way to the more primary, but subtle, themes and universal relationships that occur in the natural world. The interplay between hot and cold, bright and dark, dry and damp, interior and exterior will ultimately preside where more concrete and reductive forms simply melt away. Robert Setrakian received his BA from Stanford University in 1979 and was strongly influenced by his mentor Nathan Oliveira, as well as the artists Frank Lobdell and Keith Boyle. He has exhibited with success internationally including at the Bolinas Museum, the Fresno Art Museum, Charles Cowles Annex Gallery in New York, the Kimball Art Center in Park City, Utah and Galleria Teorema in Florence, Italy, among others. Setrakian’s work is represented in many private and public collections including the permanent collections of the De Young Museum and the Portland Art Museum.

Details

  • Creator
    Robert Setrakian (1956, American)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 24 in. (60.96 cm)Width: 18 in. (45.72 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    minor corner loss, minor age-toning; unframed. shows well.
  • Gallery Location
    Santa Cruz, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU3449816022

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