John Dubrow World Trade Center: View of Manhattan, 1997, oil on canvas, 90″ x 96″
I remember seeing a show of John Dubrow’s work in the early 90’s that turned my brain inside out in how a painting can be about the paint as much as its subject. His large masses of color applied impasto with a knife and large brushes in a sophisticated and sensual surface texture render you speechless with delight.
The color perfectly captures the light and form of his subject without fussy modeling and detail – he goes for the essence and gets it.
John Dubrow Self-Portrait, 2007, Oil on linen, 48″ x 40″