When Sydney Butchkes moved to the Hamptons in the 60's, he set up his studio in a converted barn. It was from this barn that he produced fine art works in the same aesthetic vein as his iconic graphic designs, leading to acquisitions by The MET and Smithsonian Art Museums. His art uses graphic play to create stagnant figures with robust dimensionality, sculpted canvas paintings that bring the dimensions to life, and tactics of engaging geometric repetition.
In “Untitled”, Butchkes’ hazy gradients are applied not to a geometric figure, but to nature: a colorless imprint on paper, creating the effect of a relief, and showcasing a duet of characters from the organic world.
Sydney Butchkes Untitled, 1980 Acrylic spray on paper 24.5” x 28” (framed)
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