Oil stick and paper on panel
72 x 48in (182.9 x 121.9cm)
Museum purchase with funds from the McNay Contemporary Collectors Forum
Autobiographical abstraction meets geometrical rigor and painstaking application of oil paint sticks to the surface in McArthur Binion's ghost: rhythms III. Binion's artworks often feature squares of laser prints of personal documents such as birth certificates and old passports to create a semi-concealed under surface upon which the artist applies layers of paint stick that mimic basketry or fiber work. When comparing his artwork to highly objective minimalist paintings (a form more comonly associated with white American artists), Binion says,"I'm making abstraction personal."
© McArthur Binion