LAWRENCE FODOR

"...a tireless hand."

02 August 2019

Lawrence Fodor
Perseus Releasing Andromeda II (after Frederic Leighton)
oil, alkyd resin and linseed oil on canvas
84" x 80"
2018-2019
$ 32,000.

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Lawrence Fodor
The Visitation (after Pontormo)
oil, alkyd resin and linseed oil on canvas
84" x 80"
2018-2019
$ 32,000.

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Lawrence Fodor
Hercules' Labors I (after Guido Reni)
oil, alkyd resin and linseed oil on canvas
46" x 44"
2017-2019
$ 9,600.

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Lawrence Fodor
Hercules' Labors II (after Guido Reni)
oil, alkyd resin and linseed oil on canvas
40" x 38"
2017-2019
$ 7,200.

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Lawrence Fodor
Hercules' Labors III (after Guido Reni)
oil, alkyd resin and linseed oil on canvas
46" x 44"
2017-2019
$ 9,600.

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Lawrence Fodor
Annunciation Angel (after Pontormo)
oil, alkyd resin and linseed oil on canvas
40" x 38"
2018-2019
$ 7,200.

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Lawrence Fodor
Perseus Releasing Andromeda III (after Frederic Leighton)
oil, alkyd resin and linseed oil on canvas
40" x 38"
2018-2019
$ 7,200.

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Lawrence Fodor
Laocoön V
oil, alkyd resin and linseed oil on canvas
60" x 60"
2017-2018
$ 18,500.

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Lawrence Fodor
Alexander and Bucehphalus (after Schommer)
oil, alkyd resin and linseed oil on canvas
78" x 54"
2017-2019
$ 22,000.

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Lawrence Fodor
Fallen Angel I
oil, alkyd resin and linseed oil on canvas
60" x 60"
2017-2019
$ 18,500.

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Lawrence Fodor
Laocoön III
oil, alkyd resin and linseed oil on canvas
40" x 38"
2015-2019
$ 7,200.

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About the Exhibition

"...a tireless hand."

At first glance, Lawrence Fodor’s large-scale mixed media oil paintings are intense, lyrical, and wholly abstract works of art. Hidden behind the surface of these abstractions, however, is a vast archive of historic masterpieces, meticulously executed homages to icons including Peter Paul Rubens, Jean Etienne Ramey, Michelangelo Buonarroti, Leonardo Da Vinci, Théodore Géricault, JMW Turner, the Laocöon, and ancient Greco-Roman sculpture. Old world masters haunt and vibrate through Fodor’s richly layered surfaces.

            With a deep reverence for these icons and a fascination with re-interpretation, Fodor draws the past into the thoroughly contemporary present. The images, themes and conceptual content of these historic works are obscured, revised and re-contextualized for the 21st century in a highly personal visual language of intuitive mark making. The paintings directness, raw energy and de/re-construction resonate and reiterate the artist’s worldview while their historic sources reflect the world at large.

         The exhibition’s title, “…a tireless hand,” alludes to a Victor Hugo poem of the same name.
       
 
         “It represents, metaphorically, many different aspects about my drive as a painter and the approach I take with my work,” Fodor says. “Painting is my best means of communicating, by a long shot, and I have tirelessly pursued building my vocabulary within the medium to more fully and inventively express myself. It is a nonstop job.”
   

         Lawrence Fodor currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California and Santa Fe, New Mexico.