The Art Scene: 10.12.17

New at Art Space 98

“Elemental Forces,” an exhibition of three-dimensional monochrome canvases and colorful oil paintings by Thomas Buhler, will open at Art Space 98 in East Hampton with a reception on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. and continue through Nov. 12.

Mr. Buhler’s oil paintings hint at figuration — a mummy in one instance, a yellow bike in another — but their expressive, intensely colored slashes of paint push them in the direction of abstraction. The mixed-media canvases, which present bold fragments of limbs in relief, suggest uncovered archeological remains or, in the artist’s words, “mummies of the past or modern hieroglyphs of the present.”

The artwork of the Swiss-born Montauk resident has been influenced by his passion for nature and his frequent travels to the Sonoran Desert in Baja California, Mexico.

 

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Article source: http://easthamptonstar.com/Arts/20171012/Art-Scene-101217

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