Reginald K. Gee

Abstract Portrait, 1996
Oil pastel on paper
16.50 x 14 in
SKU: 11323c
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This pastel drawing, 'Abstract Portrait,' demonstrates Reggie K Gee's love of color and love of abstraction. In the image, the form of a head is marked by a black contour; however, any features of the sitter's face have been obscured by Gee's harsh upward wiping gestures. Gee's image reminds of the large-scale paintings of women by Willem de Kooning, who rendered his figures with violent strokes of paint. The result for Gee is a portrait erased, opening questions around identity and traditional ideas of portraiture. 16.5 x 14 inches, artwork 22.63 x 20.12 inches, frame Signed center right Framed to conservation standards using archival materials including 100 percent rag matting and UV5 Plexiglas to inhibit fading; float-mounted; housed in a silver gilded rounded profile wood moulding.