At Yossi Milo, Doron Langberg wields bold colors that warp his sitters’ features or throw them dramatically into relief.
“There is an emotional narrative to the way that the paintings are touched,” the artist tells us. “If my body touches the surface aggressively or lightly, smearing or sanding, it creates different emotional notes, different speeds, and different focal points.
I have an innate distrust of work that has a whiff of nostalgia drifting off its surface, whether it is for Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock, or, further back, Albert Pinkham Ryder.
Recurrent throughout 8 Painters are stylings on past painterly marks and movements, not so much placed in quotations as absorbed into a work’s facture.