Christopher Wool is widely recognized as one of the world’s most important painters. His first one-man show was at the legendary Cable Gallery in 1984, and since then, he has showed his bold word paintings; edgy, energetic pattern paintings; and revolutionary, quietly startling manipulated abstract paintings in galleries and museums around the world.
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Wool’s works are essentially a continuous dissolution and rematerialization of composition. They are a constant analysis of form, line, color, framework, arrangement and representation. The significance of his works is found in the suspensions and cancellations that define his pictures. Instead of a "concrete" statement, the pictures demonstrate the process of physical or intellectual work in the act of creating art and embody a constant awareness of the process of the genesis of the work itself…