Untitled RB 3188, 2002
Oil on Linen
45 x 45 cm
Master of illusion and metaphor, Ross Bleckner is credited for taking Op Art to a higher spiritual plane. The element of light is a unifying presence and organizing principle in all of his pictorial fields, and his canvases are known for radiating a signature luminescence. From his funerary abstractions of the eighties, to his more recent cellular technique, mortality has been a central theme he has used to explore metaphysical dimensions, and memorialize the impact of the AIDS epidemic in New York.
Ross Bleckner was born in New York in 1949. He received his first solo museum exhibition in 1988 at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and has since been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions, including a retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum in 1995. His work is exhibited and in the public collections of esteemed museums and galleries throughout the U.S. and Europe. Bleckner lives and works in New York City and Sagaponack, Long Island.