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Ross Bleckner

Press release


Ross Bleckner – Quid Pro Quo

Since rising to prominence in the midst of the AIDS crisis of the 1980s, Bleckner has addressed through painting his awareness of time and societal transition as a means of trying to understand the human condition and its vulnerability. The artist has been reinventing himself from one series of pictures to the next, always referring to the fragility of existence and the human longing for the metaphysical beyond the world of appearances. Death is ubiquitous in the artist’s oeuvre, but by seamlessly marrying darkness with beauty, he cultivates a unique painterly language that is both melancholic and sensual.