Artist: Gary Lang
Medium: Acrylic on Board
Image Size: 13" x 13"
Frame Size: 15" x 15"
Inscription: Signed and Titled on Back
Condition: Very good quality
Documentation: Includes Gallery Certificate of Authenticity
Gary Lang played a crucial role in California's rise in prominence during the post-modern period of American art. Known primarily as a modern colorist, Lang also used elements of minimalism and played a pivotal role in hard-edge movement. His work is often compared to contemporaries like Frank Stella, Josef Albers, and Ellsworth Kelly. Often employing elements of geometry and optical illusion, he is perhaps most famous for his concentric circles, vibrational lines, and color grid paintings like the one seen in "Navigator."
The contrast of dark lines with bright colors creates a sense of depth in "Navigator." Gary Lang's use of line is always intentional; at times blurring the lines while colors transition softly and at other times creating harsh boundaries of demarkation. The abrupt transitions in "Navigator" firmly define the geometric boundaries of the color grid while also contributing to the painting's overall sense of depth.
This original Gary Lang painting is signed and titled by the artist on the back and includes a gallery certificate of authenticity.
About Gary Lang
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.