Mister Sketchy likes the Pink Square of Alfred Leslie
Masterpiece of the great artist Alfred Leslie, title Pink Square, 1957-60, oil on canvas, 4 panels, 11 ft x 13 ft. Leslie had an idea, mixing colors with a precisely structured grid. The mixture is unconventional, harmonious is the blend of colors. He manages to achieve a sublime fusion.
Is the somewhat dirty pink of the square enchanting? Is this pink mesmerizing? You tell me! The skin of a filthy swine? Polutted, that type of pink you can see on the painted walls of cheap hotelrooms in India?
A compelling artwork it is. Leaves a lasting impression. What I especially like about this painting is the clever lucid composition of the more or less hidden square. Take a close look and maybe you will see it as I see it, its a playful flirt with ambigious abstract and concrete art, its like visual poetry, who knows, a poem about birds pretending not to understand how the wind blows. Anyway, this stunning painting was exhibited by the Hillgallery, Birmingham, back in 2014. Wish I had been there.
view of the actual scale, shows how the painting is composed of four big sperate panels, meticulously crafted, result: mindblowing energy.