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Brutalist abstract painting

Year: c. 1980
Origin: The Netherlands
Material: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: H:90 B:80 cm (incl. frame)
Art.no: KAC005

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Brutalist abstract painting

Year: c. 1980
Origin: The Netherlands
Material: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: H:90 B:80 cm (incl. frame)
Art.no: KAC005

SOLD

A large abstract composition signed by Dutch artist H. Van Stien. This brutalist composition features a rich variety of tones and textures with contrasting brushstrokes in black, brown, white, and orange.  Signed verso, “H van stien”

The brushstrokes and limited use of colour give the painting a sense of force and drama. It brings to mind the works by artists Pierre Soulages and Franz Kline.  Both artists are known for their thick black brushstrokes, labeled outrenoir (beyond black) by Soulages. This painting has similar gestural brushstrokes in deep and dark colours, with almost an uncanny prehistoric feel to it.

Condition
Fair, all- original and untouched condition, with craquelé, due to its age and medium. The work comes with a modern wooden frame.

Provenance
Private collection, The Netherlands

 

Curated by Niek Schoenmakers

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