Purvis Young has been recognized as one of the masters of this broadly defined nonacademic genre of ‘outsider art’. His work possesses a singularly raw form of aesthetic power and through the decades he has developed an astounding oeuvre, out of which the owner was able to acquire a range of true highlights, in early 1997, while he visited Miami.
The above painting features one of Purvis Young’s favorite subjects: Trucks
In a very expressive fashion he paints this blue truck, as if it is not a solid mass of metal, but rather a breathing life mass rolling into an either urban environment still under construction or a cemetery of destroyed high rises in a dystopian world. We guess it’s up to the viewer to decide.
Technique: Acrylic on canvas
Size: Including frame 20×26 in
Price: $4,200 ( plus applicable taxes and shipping fees)
This recently published book documents the black and white photography by Pavel Odvody (*1953) which fuses sensibility, memory and fantasy in an original manner. His exploration of the psyche, beyond the body, is what gets under the observer’s skin. Moments of nakedness, staged in magical double exposures, wraithlike patterns or silhouettes of light, reveal the human being in their multifaceted manifestation.