Details:

In this painting, the artist's lines resemble DNA or protein strands—the cellular building blocks of life. The thickly-applied lines converge into forms, each seemingly moving to the center of the composition in their effort to inhabit one another.
Unframed
Signed

① Artwork:

Inhabit

In this painting, the artist's lines resemble DNA or protein strands—the cellular building blocks of life. The thickly-applied lines converge into forms, each seemingly moving to the center of the composition in their effort to inhabit one another. The artist executes his linework heavily across the raw canvas, generating a stark contrast between formless paint and woven support.

Sanders' work focuses on simple, formal visual elements of color, texture and composition to explore systems of order and their inherent weaknesses. Sanders’ compositions feature curvilinear, painted forms that are derived from the solutions to two-dimensional mazes. These forms have the potential to suggest other imagery, like maps of unknown locations or cellular formations. The artist also employs subtle shifts in color variation in both the background and in the line work of his paintings to actively engage viewers—sometimes achieving a dizzying effect.

Specs:

30 inches
40 inches

③ Artist:

John Burt Sanders

John Burt Sanders’ work employs simple, formal visual elements of color, texture and composition to explore systems of order and their inherent weaknesses. The artist’s curvilinear, painted forms are derived from the solutions to two-dimensional mazes, suggesting maps of unknown locations or cellular formations—among other imagery. Sanders draws influence from Ursula K. Le Guin and other science fiction authors, sharing their affinity for reflecting on humanity at a certain self-referential distance.

John Burt Sanders:
Inhabit, 2021
Oil and acrylic on canvas
40.0 × 30.0 inches /