El Anatsui - Paintings?

El Anatsui's wall works read like reconstructed modernist paintings and I mean that in a loving way.  Anatsui works with found metals (usually bottle caps) and copper wire to create enormous wall works that undulate along the surface in waves of color and texture.  I often think of Gustave Klimt and Jackson Pollock bleeding off the wall while looking at his work and this current show cements that connection for me.  Pot of Wisdon his current show is at Jack Shainman Gallery  AND the Brooklyn Museum will have a retrospective in the spring.

Installation view of El Anatsui: Pot of Wisdom, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, December 14, 2012 - January 19, 2013.





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