Miljan Suknovic: Studio Visit
Catherine Ahnell Gallery, 66 Grand St, #1, NYC
Through Sunday, December 18th
Lost in a world of pure abstraction, I am bewitched, but not bewildered, by Miljan Suknovic
's second exhibition at Catherine Ahnell Gallery
in Soho. Suknovic knows what he is doing and always pursues it with vigor. The gallery''s website tells us that this is a new chapter for the artist "With raw linen as a base he applies his paint strokes directly on the canvas. Spontaneous gestures and random color strokes meet an uncalculated structure characteristic to Suknovic." Suknovic has certainly become bolder in this new series and more varied in the size of his canvases. Here, in the photo, you can see a representative sample.
Entrance to the exhibition
Suknovic studied art and architecture in Belgrade and then went on to Prague, Florence and Hamburg, before settling in New York. His first solo show was held at Union Gallery in 2008. Last year, Suknovic exhibited in the elegant rooms of the Serbian Mission to the UN. And earlier this month his work appeared along with Jonas SUN7 and Lahcen Khedim in Catherine Ahnell's booth at Art Miami Basel X Contemporary Art Fair.
Miljan Suknovic's work in Catherine Ahnell Gallery's booth at Art Miami Basel 2016
Suknovic's exhibition in New York closes on Sunday. If you are headed to SoHo to shop for holiday gifts, please stop in to this upbeat and color-ific show -and then treat yourself to those delicious Christmas specialties in Little Italy. (A Nesic Tradition.)
I'll be back with more tips as the art season draw to a close - so stay tuned . . .
Beth New York
aka, Beth S. Gersh-Nesic, Ph.D.
New York Arts Exchange