Padre Island, Texas(40 views)
Description: Considered a "pioneer of abstract illusionism," Havards signature paintings include collage elements, images and text that refer to prehistoric Native American culture, squeezings of paint directly from the tube, and spray painted "shadows" giving the illusion that the paint is actually suspended in front of the paint surface. Closely related to the Abstract Expressionists because of his expressive sweeping and gestural brushes of paint, Havard is a sensuous colorist who powerfully conjures up emotional responses and impressions from the viewer.
Provenance: Alexander Gallery, New York, New York; Private Collection, acquired from the above in 1981; Corporate Collection, acquired from the above in 1992
Dimensions: 40.5 x 32.5 inches
Artist or Maker: James Havard
Medium: acrylic and crayon