"The strange thing about heads is that the more you leave out, the more intense the expression becomes. In a different way than in portrait painting. It has absolutely nothing to do with that. These figures are just that to me: figures. They’re sexless, they have no special attributes. They are specters, shadows. What’s very important to me is the intensity, the presence. What that does. What it does in the painting. What it does with the viewer."
Max Neumann: New Work
Bruce Silverstein is pleased to present an exhibition of new works by Max Neumann. Featuring large-scale paintings on canvas as well as a single over-painted photograph, this exhibition is the gallery’s second solo show of Neumann’s work, an artist who has been the subject of over 150 solo exhibitions since the mid-1970s.