(Abstraction) by Roland Ginzel

(Abstraction) by Roland Ginzel

(Abstraction)

Roland Ginzel

Title

(Abstraction)

 
Artist

Roland Ginzel

  1921 - PRESENT (biography)
Year
1981  
Technique
color lithograph 
Image Size
27 3/4 x 19 7/8" image size 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
41 of 90  
Annotations
pencil editioned lower left 
Reference
 
Paper
antique-white wove Arches 
State
published 
Publisher
Four Brothers Press, Chicago, IL 
Inventory ID
20149 
Price
$500.00 
Description

Ginzel returned to printmaking in 1977 after a period of about 15 years of painting and developing his "stencil painting" technique in the early 1970s. This abstraction was somewhat of a return to an earlier gestural, calligraphic work he did in the 50s and 60s.

Ginzel has referred to his work with phrases like "lyrical formalism" and "soft geometry," suggesting a poetic use of abstract forms and a connection to Surrealism, respectively.

This Abstract Expressionist color lithograph by Roland Ginzel was printed at Four Brothers Press in Chicago. Four Brothers Press was founded by Fred Gude, who had assisted printer Jack Lemon at Landfall Press, and his partner Leslie Wolfe in 1980. Four Brothers Press published and printed for many major Chicago artists who came into their own in the 1980s. The press closed in 1987 with the death of Fred Gude.