This painting juxtaposes large globs of black paint against a dense field of brightly colored shapes and exposed canvas—a composition that demonstrates the artist's deft use of structure and rich color.

① Artwork:


This painting juxtaposes a loose pattern of black paint across the center set against a dense field of brightly colored shapes. In the composition, the artist leaves a large section of the muslin unpainted. Prekop's deft style can appear improvisational at first, but a closer look reveals strong underlying structures.


14 inches
15 inches

③ Artist:

Zak Prekop

Zak Prekop combines deft brushstrokes with subtle use of color to create carefully balanced abstract compositions. He frequently employs underlying structures in his paintings that he builds upon with freeform and premeditated textures. Prekop’s work has an improvisational look, but closer observation reveals the careful consideration of every element.

Zak Prekop:
Arkady, 2021
Oil on muslin
15.0 × 14.0 inches /