Harold Ancart

Driving is awesome

2017

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Unique inkjet print diptych, mounted on aluminium, framed and signed

Each work measures 24 x 18 cm

 

This diptych comes with a copy of Harold Ancart's publication Driving is awesome

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about this work

In 2014 Belgian artist Harold Ancart bought a car and drove it from NY to LA back and forth. He turned the trunk of the car into a mobile studio where he could draw.
He also took pictures.

about Harold Ancart

Harold Ancart’s horizon line is limitless. It extends through numerous paintings, photographs, sculptures, and drawings in an inexhaustible exploration of painterly space and color. “In my work, subject matter serves as an alibi for the paint to be pushed into the canvas”, says the artist. His paintings reveal a series of images that are connected to a delirious longing for escape, or connectivity to one’s place. Ancart has pared down his imagery to elemental forms while amplifying scale and tonality.

Clouds, fires, icebergs, and imposing flora are the identifiable shapes he uses to strip landscape painting down to its rudiments. The irreducible qualities of painting, and of drawing, have long been Ancart’s driving concern. Ancart fuses the techniques of both, creating radiant compositions that recall the most animate works of the Color Field painters, while extending their delicate minimalism into an exuberant vision. Ancart recognizes an unquenchable search for a kind of Eden, or escape, as a constant feature of our imaginations. This vast collective ideal is the setting for Harold’s new paintings, in which he discovers the possibilities for transformative experience are not just out “there”, but here, in the arena of painting.

(courtesy of C L E A R I N G)

 

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Other works by Harold Ancart

Harold Ancart - Driving is awesome - 2017

Harold Ancart

Driving is awesome

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Harold Ancart - Driving is awesome - 2017

Harold Ancart

Driving is awesome

Harold Ancart - Driving is awesome - 2017

Harold Ancart

Driving is awesome

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Harold Ancart - Driving is awesome - 2017

Harold Ancart

Driving is awesome

1400

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