Eric Dever

Black as White

Eric Dever, TGZW13, oil on canvas 36 x 36" 2011.
Grey Art Gallery, New York University Art Collection.

The radical nature of Dever's proposal also has an overwhelming sincerity, "Painting itself is the subject of my work." However, this categorical statement only stresses a beautiful correlation between that alchemic notion of ex nihilo Creation and the manual and material task, as he reduces his palette until polarizing it in the black (darkness) and the white (light), trying within a primordial compositional scheme, its variations, attempts, games, worlds.

-- Rrose. 'Dever' Maquinariadelanube, Sep'11 (full text)


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