Vorname
Stanley
Nachname
Whitney

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In the work of Stanley Whitney, color and structure, two fundamental aspects of abstract painting, become color as structure. Blocks of green, yellow, light and dark red, orange and blue, line up and pack together, at times slightly overlapping, while piling up in four or five vertical levels. Horizontal lines run between one row and another, uniting, dividing, as well as serving other, more mysterious functions. In the lower levels the blocks, square or rectangular, are usually smaller: they seem to have settled, crushed under the weight of the others, as happens in the deep geological layers of the earth. The square becomes the quintessence of the work, a founding-archetypal biology, an immediate and concrete contribution to a concept of pure visibility.

Where color and movement are concerned, Whitney's visual „call-and-response“ has a musical counterpoint. The colors create rhythm and thus sound: counterpoint, cadences both regular and syncopated, related to jazz. Whitney arrives at a synthesis of dissonance and harmony without ever repeating himself, creating a visual polyrhythm.
zit. Bob Nickas, Annemarie Sauzeau

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Galerie
Stanley Whitney, Christine König Galerie, 2009STANLEY WHITNEY<br /><em>Kind Of Green</em>, 2011<br />Oil on linen<br />244 x 244 cmexhibition view <em>Stanley Whitney</em>, Karma projects, New York 2015STANLEY WHITNEY<br /><em>Untitled</em>, 2007<br />Oil on linen<br />30,5 x 30,5 cmSTANLEY WHITNEY<br /><em>Untitled</em>, 2008<br />Oil on linen<br />30,5 x 30,5 cmexhibition view <em>Dance the Orange</em>, The Studio Museum, Harlem, NYSTANLEY WHITNEY<br /><em>Loose Dreams</em>, 2003<br />Oil on linen<br />102 x 102 cmSTANLEY WHITNEY<br /><em>The Blues</em>, 2002<br />Oil on linen<br />137 x 152 cm<br />Stanley Whitney and David HammonsSTANLEY WHITNEY<br /><em>Untitled</em>, 2014<br />Gouache on handmade paper<br />30,5 x 30,5 cmSTANLEY WHITNEY<br /><em>Untitled</em>, 2014<br />Gouache on handmade paper<br />30,5 x 30,5 cm

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Catalogues

Stanley Whitney, Dance the OrangeStudio Museum in Harlem, 2015
• Stanley Whitney, Special Edition with original drawing, KARMA, 2015
Stanley Whitney, KARMA, 2015
Painting Abstraction: New Elements in Abstract Painting, Phaidon, 2010
STANLEY WHITNEY: Colori al quadrato, Carlina Galleria D'Arte, 2006
STANLEY WHINTEY OPERE RECENTI, A.A.M. Architettura Art Moderna, 2004
Quiet as it's kept, Christine König Galerie, 2002


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