A color of its own, Ted Stamm
...fascination with black not as a dialectical term but as a color of its own, a fascination equally informed by minimalist idealism and by the relentlessly forward-moving practicality of aircraft and automotive design. Unlike an automaker, though, Stamm wanted his black unreflective, and he mixed graphite powder into oil paint to get it that way; and unlike a minimalist, he worked not by reduction but by extension: He built canvases in idiosyncratic shapes with direction and speed.
Oil on canvas
25 3/4 x 179 3/4 inches 65.4 x 456.6 cm
Oil on wood
5 x 8 inches 12.7 x 20.3 cm