Weng Contemporary


Flags-Alex Katz-1

One of Katz’s signature works, Flags, presents a close encounter with stalwart iris blossoms in the artist’s characteristic flat rendering. The blossoms, painted in black, are set against a white background, creating a tension that unravels an unexpected irreal garden. The aesthetics of flowers such as flags, tulips and roses has been continuously explored by the artist throughout his career.This Japanese woodcut is another Katz's exploration of the nature, in which the artists offers his study of shapes cretaed by the natural light. Katz's flower shapes are about to merge into abstraction.

“ I generally start with oil sketches, because I can paint more quickly than I can draw. In this way I try to capture the sensation of what I’m doing, getting into the unconscious and creating the images, and then figuring out what I did. „

Alex Katz