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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Small Paintings, Big Colors

Bill Jensen Luohan (Persona)Here are a few qualities that set Bill Jensen's abstract paintings at Cheim & Read gallery apart from other like-minded painters' work that I've seen recently: 1) Jensen's paintings are comparatively small (the biggest one is four feet high), and 2) no globs of paints here; the paint is so thin that it looks like a light wash. Jensen's technique seems almost too perfect. Many of these paintings look like machine-made fabric prints. However, no machine could create the intensity of the vibrant reds and oranges in most of these works. (Images via Cheim & Read)

Bill Jensen Luohan (Light Step)
Bill Jensen St. Sebastian