Raymond Parker

American, b. 1922, South Dakota; d. 1990, New York, New York
Raymond Parker

 

Raymond Parker established himself as an artist who explores the relationship between color and surface. His art is characterized by forms of color placed against a neutral background. In the early 1960s, Parker began to focus on the element of line along with color. Curling Red depicts ribbon-like shapes in bold red, yellow, blue and green against a vibrant blue background that appears to play the role of background and foreground simultaneously. The shapes are placed off-center and bleed to the edge of the canvas but never touch each other.

Curling Red

 

Raymond Parker, Curling Red

 

Title: Curling Red
Date: 1967
Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 111.25 x 126 inches
Accession Number: P68.1.5
Location: South Concourse 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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