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postapocalypticblack * [ modified acrylic polymer emulsion | carbon black pigment | calcium carbonate | water | modified industrial urethane enamel | modified polyurethane thermoset cellular plastic | vinyl acrylic co-polymer emulsion | acrylic stain-block sealant | latex-based construction adhesive | nuisance dust | studio detritus | spit | air ]*proprietary | blackened screw | wood panel
9 x 8.75 x 6.75"
*This piece will be available for the ticket price on opening night.
Interested in the timeless and disparate associations assigned to black, Gabriel J. Shuldiner describes his work as 'bruteminimalism ': a concept situated somewhere between the abstract and absurd. His physically powerful, s[r]eductively delicate 'hybridsculpturalpaintings ' trigger both immediate engagement and visceral reaction, conjuring images of voids in space and postapocalyptic futures...
He sites the 'subtlety of difference, produced through repetition' and the 'implied nuanced histories of the oft-overlooked' as starting points for work that explores and disrupts 21st century painting and object-making. Gabriel J. Shuldiner deems his elusive black palette "postapocalypticblack ": a viscous custom composite, based upon the key life ingredient and oldest known earth element, carbon [c].
Applied in thick layers on a multitude of substrates, Gabriel J Shuldiner meticulously bends, scrapes and sculpts his proprietary black material, creating mysterious areas both smooth and rough that proportionately reflect, refract, distort and absorb observable levels of electromagnetic radiation.
A native New Yorker, Gabriel J. Shuldiner was born and raised in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business and Eastern Philosophy from New York University and a Master of Fine Arts in Painting and Sculpture from Parsons the New School for Design. He has previously studied at the School of Visual Arts and International Center for Photography. Upon graduating from Parsons, Gabriel J. Shuldiner was selected by the Bronx Museum of the Arts AIM [artist in the marketplace] emerging artist program, and the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts studio residency program, where he spent several years.
Gabriel J Shuldiner's "bruteminimalist " work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at select galleries, museums, institutions and avant-garde boutiques. He lives and works in Manhattan's West Chelsea, where he currently maintains his studio.