John M. Armleder

Lampedusa, 2008

Painting
Mixed media on canvas
300.0 × 800.0 Size (cm)
118.1 × 315.0 Size (in)
Hong Kong 2016

John Armleder, born in 1948, uses form quotes in his painting to discuss the semantic shift of once radical avant-garde concepts and techniques in the era of post-moderism. Being part of the Neo-Geo movement in the early 1980's, Armleder surprised the art world shortly thereafter with gesticalular paintings in the style of American artist Larry Poons (1912-1962). In his Pour Paintings Armleder pours different kinds of colours and lacquers onto a tilted canvas, utilizing a mixture of coincidence and control that refers to abstract expressionism while neglecting its underlying existentialist content.

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