Messagier is often associated with Lyrical abstraction, Tachisme (like Oliviér and André), Nuagisme, Art informel and paysagisme abstrait, though the artist himself had never accepted any labels, and had always refused the distinction between abstraction and figuration.
Hyperallergic says that in the universe created by the 2022 Southeast Queens Biennial, abstract art invited viewers to engage their imaginations and to consider the multiple realities conveyed by the artists through their distinctive visual languages. José’s work is included.
Hyperallergic notes that as Tanning took up midcentury painterly abstraction, key philosophical themes from her earlier phantasmal narrative paintings undergo transformations and reiterations.
…there is something polluted about Sheff’s bucolic tableaux. Animals in repose are disturbed by passages of mottled hues that refuse to settle into familiar, nameable shades. The chroma are telluric and ripe, even vaguely threatening. Painter Amy Sillman, whose work seems an inspiration to Sheff, has described her own use of color as a tool of negation.
Artsy notes Winston is having a moment.