There’s so much movement in these paintings by David Humphrey – motion captured, action about to begin and movement implied. Momentum animates the cartoon-style figures and surreal backgrounds, down to the sweeping motion of Humphrey’s emboldened brush.
Humphrey’s newest works created much buzz in an exhibition at Fredericks and Freiser, New York, last fall. Critics described him as a master of contrast, a purveyor of abstract forms and figurative elements that jostle each other for the viewer’s attention.
“Since the early 1990s he has been notable for paintings of surreal sexiness, postmodern snap, and painterly discrimination,” David Brody wrote in an artcritical review. Humphrey is a celebrated art critic himself, and Senior Critic at Yale University School of Art.
David Humphrey’s website, here.
An interview with David Humphrey on ArtSlant, here.