Oil on canvas
59 x 59 inches
Courtesy of the Milton Resnick and Pat Passlof Foundation, New York
Milton Resnick’s thickly impastoed works, sometimes of immense proportions, reflect a faith in the evocative powers of paint itself.
Over his long career, Resnick painted through classic Abstract Expressionist action painting, to arrive at works that gave the impression of allover monochromatic fields, although in fact comprised of myriad hues.
His paint application became increasingly dense and his palette generally darkened, resulting in canvases of subtle, almost topographical presence. In the last years of his life, Resnick turned his painterly touch to visionary figure paintings alternating darkness with humor.