Virtual Studio Visit: Gabriel Shuldiner
June 19, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Join Pelham Art Center for a virtual studio visit with Gabriel Shuldiner
Interested in the timeless and disparate associations assigned to black, Gabriel J. Shuldiner describes his work as ‘Bruteminimalism®’: a concept situated somewhere between the abstract and absurd_ his physically powerful, s[r]eductively delicate ‘Hybridsculpturalpaintings®’ trigger both immediate engagement and visceral reaction, conjuring images of voids in space and postapocalyptic futures.
He sites the ‘subtlety of difference, produced through repetition’ and the ‘implied nuanced histories of the oft-overlooked’ as starting points for work that explores and disrupts 21st century painting and object-making_ Gabriel J. Shuldiner deems his elusive black palette “Postapocalypticblack®”: a viscous custom composite, based upon the key life ingredient and oldest known earth element, carbon [C].
Applied in thick layers on a multitude of substrates, Gabriel J. Shuldiner meticulously bends, scrapes and sculpts his proprietary black material, creating mysterious areas both smooth and rough that proportionately reflect, refract, distort and absorb observable levels of electromagnetic radiation.