Peace, digital pigment print, 35.5 x 40 inches
The print entitled Peace comes with great concern over the current events in the Middle East, and the unceasing violence around the world. Leon Golub was a teacher and a mentor when I studied at Rutgers for my MFA. He remains one of the most sensitive, powerful and deeply awake artists that I have ever met. He was not afraid to confront issues in his art and criticism. I used his book Leon Golub, Do Paintings Bite, selected texts 1948-1996 as a source for this print, and find it to be an essential text for anyone interested in art, artists and modern painting. Leon’s painting for me functioned similarly to Paleolithic cave paintings, he warned us, confronted us and presented so many important issues (personal, national and global) that we confront in the world and light of day.
Metropolitan Museum art history timeline: Lascaux