New in ARTstor from UArts Visual Resources: Ross Bleckner

"Cage" 1986

Ross Bleckner is a contemporary American artist, born in New York in 1949. Bleckner’s work often makes use of elements from other well-known artists or art movements. He takes these elements and re-imagines them in his own way, adding pieces that make his work undeniably unique and compelling. He is known in part for his stripe paintings (examples of which can be seen here), which incorporate elements of Optical Art. He tends to work in series, the imagery of which has dealt with subjects such as AIDS, death, and memory.

"The Oceans" 1984-86

If you would like to see more works by Bleckner, click on an image to be taken directly to ARTstor. For more information about the artist, please visit Grove Art Online.

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