Donald Sultan was born in Asheville, North Carolina, in 195, he currently lives and works in New York. Sultan is a painter best known for his massive still lifes and landscapes and noted for his use of abstract black forms against areas of bright color. Born in Asheville, North Carolina, Sultan grew up in the mountains, and became familiar with Appalachian folk art traditions. After receiving his BFA from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Sultan moved to Chicago to earn his MA from the Art Institute of Chicago.
During the 1970s and 1980s, Sultan began juxtaposing his traditional subject matter with the unusal, industrial materials such as vinyl, linoleum, and masonite. These works often involve creating layers of tar and rubber on top of slabs of linoleum or masonite, which are then stripped away in pieces to reveal the multiple surfaces beneath, which are then painted over. The finished works combine a Minimalist aesthetic of few colors and geometric shapes with a highly unique treatment and destruction of surface. In addition to his paintings, Sultan has collaborated with friend and writer David Mamet (American, b.1947) on the illustrated novel Bar Mitzvah (1999).
Sultan has exhibitied in a variety of places such as: Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki (2015); Galerie Andreas Thalmann, Zurich (2014); and Galerie Pièce Unique, Paris (2013). He also participated in group exhibitions at: Museo di Palazzo
Grimani, Venice (2015); Alan Avery Art Company, Atlanta (2012); and Scott White Contemporary Art, San Diego (2009) among many.
09.05.2015 - 22.11.2015
Eduardo Secci Contemporary s.r.l soc. unip.
Cap. Soc. IV 1.000.000,00 €
IT C. F. P.IVA N. ISCR. REG. IMP. FI 06421100485
Sede Legale Piazza Carlo Goldoni 2
50123 | Firenze | Privacy & Cookies