530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street
Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
Albert Lichten
The Kaleidoscope of the Mind
Agora Gallery
New York,NY

  • Glycera Inspired by Horatius   Glycera Inspired by Horatius
    Oil on Canvas
    23.5" x 29"
    Albert Lichten

  • Obstinacy   Obstinacy
    Oil on Canvas
    29" x 23.5"
    Albert Lichten

  • The Square for the Dreamers   The Square for the Dreamers
    Oil on Canvas
    35" x 46"
    Albert Lichten

  • The Lunchon on the Grass 2014   The Lunchon on the Grass 2014
    Oil on Canvas
    39.5" x 32"
    Albert Lichten


Albert Lichten

ALBERT LICHTEN

The Kaleidoscope of the Mind
April 24 - May 14, 2015
Reception: Thursday April 30, 2015 6-8 PM

The painting heritage of Albert Lichten is complex; his influences are Fauvism, Cubism, and abstraction. He feels close to Matisse, but his main approach is a personal resumption of the Cubist discovery of multidimensionality. Thus the little characters which are represented in his different canvases are remote, but at the same time the canvas structure suggests the feeling they have of the surrounding landscape. It is a subjective-objective synthesis. It results in an emotional climate. The remoteness of his subjects is so pronounced, in fact, that the surrounding landscape becomes a kind of second character: a looming Mother Earth that cradles her children closely. Lichten’s palette leans on the contrast between muted and vivid colors. He occasionally mixed his colors with sand, a technique that provides added textural dimension.

The predominant themes in Lichten’s work are poetical, mythical, and religious, which he considers to be humankind’s “common heritage.” His work also tackles historical and anthropological themes such as the problems experienced by couples and victims, and serves as a greater examination of the various malaises of contemporary life. Lichten’s paintings are expressions of himself, but not his ego. They are, at their core, a means of exploring the human condition.




Artists in this exhibition

There is a Sheltered HarborLove IXIl Giocoliere del 2000 (Juggler 2000)Howling OpossumGreen DesertBeastly ConectionsDreamyHummingbirds in MotionGlycera Inspired by HoratiusEtherealityConnectionMr F
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