If you ever felt that there was a mysterious force at work in the Universe, that somehow fate was playing a role in your life, you might be right. According to New York Artist Albert Leon Sultan (http://www.albertsultan.com), whose new solo show “Beginning’s End” at Gowanus Print Lab, Brooklyn opens February 25 and continues to March 20th, 2016, the world is made up of forces both seen and hidden simultaneously. The gallery will present ten large scale paintings by the artist which visually explore Sultan’s imagined mechanical, spiritual, and real worlds colliding within each frame.
“‘Beginnings End’ was a chance for me to combine my diverse design and past life experiences into one synthesized body of work,” says Sultan. The artist, who took more than a year to create the large scale works, previously worked as the creative force behind Sultan Chic (http://sultanchic.com), a up-cycle statement furniture company and interior design and decorating firm.
The works draw inspiration from a variety of sources. Most notably, the color schemes, darker, dirtier shades resemble the colors favored by Cubist painters. The subjects are part Giovanni Battista Piranesi Prison Series with layered twisting spaces leading to no where, part Miro, and part Steam-punk. And, the overall technique is reminiscent of artists of the 1980s, with strong outline and solid color infill.
The work will be on view at Gowanus Print Lab at 54 Second Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215 from February 25 – March 20, 2016. Opening Reception Thursday February 25, 2016 at 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM.