Dan Vlahos

New 2016-17 Graduate Work

Analog Artwork

Acrylic on Boards, 2000-Present

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After years of experimenting with traditional painting, linocut and monoprinting techniques I slowly gravitated towards the minimalist technique of painting almost exclusively with brayers. For the most part I also limit my palette to CMYKW, the four colors traditionally used in offset lithography (cyan, magenta, yellow and black) plus white. The paintings are then are partially or fully sanded and repainted after they dry, and this process often repeats many times over long periods of time. The latest series, CMYKW: Acrylics on Birch Wood Panels were inspired by the photography of Jurek Wajdowicz and the 2005 exhibition The Shape of Colour: Excursions in Color Field Art held at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

The works, generally in acrylic, are largely influenced by Color Field paintings and color theory texts from the 1940s and 1950s. Color Field is generally characterized by large fields of flat, solid color spread across the surface creating an unbroken and flat picture plane. My paintings and prints are now in over one hundred private collections.

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