Impossible Impasto


This work on paper is abundant with Webb's energetic brushwork, appropriated found objects, and personal iconography all baked into the viscous paint swirls. An overlaying structure in black line, which could be an alien landing strip or Mayan glyph tethers the work into a tight network.
  • Artist: Larry Webb
  • Unframed Art Dimensions: 24"W x 18"H
  • Oil on paper with 2.5" white mat and plexiglass
  • Wood frame in black or white: 0.75"W x 1.25"D
  • Typically ships within 2 weeks
  • SKU: SWIIW1011

ROBIN SAYS: The art you choose to bring into your space should speak to you on a personal and emotional level. Regardless of the style you’re after in your design elements, art helps capture feelings and breathes an inspirational atmosphere into your interior.

Born in Kansas, Webb moved to New York in the 1960s, finding himself squarely in the midst of the exhilarating, hugely experimental zeitgeist as Color Field, Minimalism, and Pop were emerging. During this time, Webb explored these various idioms, finally returning to the visual language he felt most suited him: broadly gestural paintings containing cryptic nods to an iconography distinctly his own. His work is rich in materiality (he makes his own oil paints) and often heroic in scale. Click here to see more from Larry Webb.