Jon Pestoni @ Real Fine Arts

Jon Pestoni, Avenue PM, 2013, oil on canvas, 67 x 60 inches (photo: Fredrik Nils
Jon Pestoni, Avenue PM, 2013, oil on canvas, 67 x 60 inches (photo: Fredrik Nilsen - courtesy of the artist and David Kordansky Gallery)

Joanne Greenbaum writes about the paintings of Jon Pestoni recently on view at at Real Fine Arts in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Greenbaum notes: "Pestoni layers different actions on top of each other to create a harmony, or a two-dimensional three-dimensional space. How far back do these go? How many layers are there? That number seems infinite, but you can’t go on forever—at some point you stop, and then you get a fleeting glimpse of something. There is no figuration here, and no grid either, just the arm moving up and down, creating a forest. The work keeps bugging me because it is so hard to sum up. It doesn’t scream out at me, drawing attention to itself."