Untitled (D8803) by Billy White. Mixed media on Braille paper, 2020. 11 x 11."
Fair Market Value $600 / Opening Bid Starts at $400
"With graphic marks and emphatic colors, White conjures portraits that are celebratory and personal. Muscular and energetic brushstrokes coalesce to form complex images that are more emotional than representational. White's subjects include his family and himself, as well as iconic figures -- many of them African-American -- from the worlds of film, television, music, sports, and art history. Captured in profile and at the front of the picture plane, each figure appears isolated, their likeness reduced to essential elements and forms assembled with bold lines and gestures. Often with unexpected shifts in perspective, the resulting works are psychologically-charged depictions of the human form." - Exhibition Announcement, Billy White, Adams and Ollman, Portland, OR.
Billy White has been creating at NIAD Art Center since 1994. He is represented exclusively by SHRINE in New York.