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Wexler Gallery

Angel Abreu

  • Walden (after Thoreau)- Epilogue, 2015
    Acrylic on linen
    74 x 144 in, three panels 72 x 48 in (each)
  • Walden (after Thoreau)- Epilogue, 2015
    Acrylic on linen
    74 x 144 in, three panels 72 x 48 in (each)
  • Walden (after Thoreau)- Epilogue, 2015
    Acrylic on linen
    74 x 144 in, three panels 72 x 48 in (each)
  • The Wild Palms (After Faulkner) Page 227 - Nothing Of Consolation Or Peace, 2015
    Acrylic on linen
    30 x 24 in
  • The Wild Palms (After Faulkner) - Page 339 - Ten More Years, 2015
    Acrylic on linen
    30 x 24 in

Angel Abreu’s painterly abstract works are deeply considered and allegorical. Subtle and reticent on the surface, the paintings contain a depth of meaning. Abreu is a long-time member of the renowned art collective Tim Rollins and Kids of Survival (K.O.S.); having joined as a teenager, he remains an active member after 30 years. His current practice is influenced by the group’s focus on visually reinterpreting themes found in canonical literature. Through a visual language built on meditative action, dramatic color, and gestural shapes, Abreu finds connection with writers such as Faulkner and Thoreau.