Gary Komarin

In which the Baron Fallow

Vigo Gallery
14 March – 3 April 2013

Born in New York City, the son of a Czech architect and Viennese writer, Gary Komarin is a risk taker in contemporary painterly abstraction. 

Komarin’s stalwart images have an epic quality that grip the viewer with the idea that he or she is looking at a contemporary description of something timeless. For painter Gary Komarin, abstraction has never been a formal dead end. Rather, it has allowed him to challenge the limitations of the style -to make painting ‘include more’ precisely because a recognizable image excludes too much. Komarin has been called a “painter’s painter”. His status in this regard is based on the authenticity of his work, its deep connection to the tradition of Modern painting as well as its sustained individuality as an utterly personal voice.

selected works

Jack's Bridge
2012
A Suite of Blue Sea Laguna Beach
Ipso Facto
2009
Dirty White Tapping Reeve
2012
A Suite of Blue Sea, Trophet Road
2012

Jack's Bridge

2012Water based enamel, oil, crayon, charcoal and pencil on canvas 137.2 x 121.9 cm / 54 x 48 in

A Suite of Blue Sea Laguna Beach

Water based enamel, oil, crayon, charcoal and pencil on canvas182 x 152 cm / 71 5/8 x 59 7/8 in

Ipso Facto

2009Water based enamel, oil, crayon, charcoal and pencil on canvas182 x 162 cm / 71 5/8 x 63 3/4 in

Dirty White Tapping Reeve

2012Water based enamel, oil, crayon, charcoal and pencil on canvas198.1 x 152.4 cm / 78 x 60 in

A Suite of Blue Sea, Trophet Road

2012water based enamel, oil, crayon, charcoal and pencil on canvas