Gary Lang is a contemporary American artist best known for his use of light, line, and color. Known as one of the foremost modern colorists, his geometric paintings often use elements of optical illusions. His work is often compared to contemporaries like Frank Stella and Josef Albers and he is most famous for his paintings of concentric circles, color grids, and vibrational lines. Lang describes his process as “pleasure-driven meditation.”
Born in 1950 in Los Angeles, California, Gary Lang studied at California Institute of Art and Yale University before receiving a Fulbright Scholarship and Hayes Travel Grant in Barcelona. He spent much of his early career in New York City and Los Angeles, before settling in Ojai, California. Today, his art can be found in the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Maine’s Portland Museum of Art, the Frederick R. Weisman Foundation in Santa Monica, San Diego’s Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Los Angeles Museum of Modern Art.
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