Shane Guffogg is a painter with a deeply disciplined approach to his art making. His practice was influenced by his many years as the studio assistant to Ed Ruscha, who encouraged him to find his voice and pursue his singular vision. Steeped in the Southern California traditions of light and space, cool school, and synchromism, Guffogg is a painter of lyrical abstraction — his works fuse color, movement, spirit, and form into a sophisticated whole.
Guffogg recently had a retrospective of his work at the Academy of Fine Arts Museum St. Petersburg, Russia.This exhiibition is also now traveling to the Museum of Modern Art Baku, Baku, Azerbijian, The Pushkin Museum, Moscow, Russia, and at Palais de Tokyo Museum, Paris, France.
Shane Guffogg is in the collections of: The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, Duke University Museum, Durham NC, Fresno Art Museum, Fresno CA, Jumex Foundation, Mexico City, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach CA, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach CA.
When Each Was Both
Edition of 30 / 2 PP / 2 AP
24 x 18"
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Los Angeles artist Shane Guffogg has created a unique print in collaboration with Bert Green Fine Art in Chicago and Aardvark Letterpress in Los Angeles. "When Each Was Both" is an adaptation of the artist's stylized interlocking and dimensional ribbon shapes to the solid ink medium of letterpress. Layering of transparent ink on multiple levels acts similarly to the way oil paint would be layered on the canvas, this print achieves an effusive subtlety, while balancing both a softness with the hardness of the printing process.