Collection

Untitled (Red/orange)
Alberto Garcia-Alvarez

1981

Alberto Garcia-Alvarez
b.
1928
Title:
Untitled (Red/orange)
Production date:
1981
Accession No:
81/22
Measurements:
2245 x 1645mm
Media:
Acrylic on canvas

Collection Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth. Purchased from Monica Brewster Bequest in 1981.

This work shows the influence of American colour field painters whose work Alberto Garcia-Alvarez encountered in the United States during the 1960s. In much colour field work the effect of brushstrokes on the canvas was minimised to focus attention on the colour relationships. 'Untitled (red/orange)' however bears the traces of the artist's vigorous application of paint. Garcia-Alvarez came to New Zealand in 1973 as a visiting lecturer at Elam School of Fine Arts in Auckland. He later became senior lecturer in printmaking there.