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.