Installation View: Andrew Masullo at Mary Boone Gallery, New York (courtesy of Mary Boone Gallery)
James Kalm visits an exhibition of paintings by Andrew Masullo at Mary Boone Gallery, New York, on view through April 27, 2013.
Kalm films a walkthrough with close-ups of many of Masullo's signature small-scale abstractions. Kalm notes: "Developing a recognizable style which melds formalist nonobjective design with the hot punchy color of Neo-Pop graphics, Masullo has become an exemplary practitioner of the New Abstraction."
Cookland notes that "Usually this sort of hard-edged abstraction is painted smooth and flat, but Masullo... brushes on the oil paint at a fluid, opaque consistency, something like house paint, with it building up into lumps and encrustations here and there that suggest him working out the compositions as he goes along, and makes them feel more homespun."
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