John Zurier: Atmosphere & Touch

John Zurier, Sorgin, 2013, oil on linen, 21 x 15 inches (photo: Altoon Sultan)
John Zurier, Sorgin, 2013, oil on linen, 21 x 15 inches (photo: Altoon Sultan)

Altoon Sultan blogs about the exhibition John Zurier: A spring a thousand years ago at Peter Blum Gallery, New York, on view through June 22 2013.

Sultan writes: "Within these minimally painted, sensitively brushed paintings there is a sense of boundless space, of light shimmering through thin veils of color... The paintings are paradoxically both rich and hardly there. I sense great care in the making of the work, and yet there's a feeling of freedom in its brushwork, freedom that comes from practice and from close attention... One of the things I admired about this show was the variety of approaches to making a painting; Zurier explores paint and surface, with each painting having a character of its own."