Mark Grotjahn - Contemporary Artists

Untitled (pink butterfly)

Untitled (pink butterfly) The Saatchi Gallery
 

Mark Grotjahn

Untitled (pink butterfly)

2002
Oil on Linen

122 x 73.6 cm

Painted in superficial roseate hues, Mark Grotjahn’s Untitled (Pink Butterfly) pits the frivolity of pop against the high-brow orthodoxy of formal painting. Executed with a connoisseur’s obsession, Untitled is spellbinding in its rich surface, tonal balance, and flawless concentrated brushwork. Flaunting a mastery of technique at odds with the low-culture connotations of kitsch plastic colour and bold egoist tagging, Grotjahn humorously approaches abstract painting with tongue in cheek, transforming artistic faux pas into an image of intense beauty.
 
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