Howard Hodgkin

Was reading in this great article on #cecilybrown (who is not an abstractionist and is IMO one of our best living painters) that she is influenced by Howard (quite literally as in she met him several times), who is another member of the canon that I’ve not previously covered here.

Howard is no longer with us but his estate has an IG feed and here’s more and more.


Cy Twombly

One of my favorite things about living in Houston was visiting the Cy Twombly gallery at the Menil museum. I can’t think of many other artists whose work can create the kind of visceral connection that his does- I think of it first when discussions veer towards work that is beyond words or language.

BTW- you should also check out this good read about the importance of time he spent with Robert Rauschenberg.


Joshua Van Dyke

Not hard to see why I’d be attracted to the painting below for those who know my own work.

Joshua’s practice also includes a performance element, something in which few abstractionists engage despite the performative nature of much painting in this genre (there are some photos of other work and stills of his last performance here).

BOMB also chose Joshua for their artist portfolio series.