Galerie Nathalie Obadia is delighted to present the work of American artist Robert Kushner for the first time. Born in 1949, in California, he was a key figure of the Pattern & Decoration movement, which was founded in the late 1960s - early 1970s in New York, where he still resides today.
Robert Kushner created work that evolved in opposition with the minimal and conceptual art that dominated at the time; and he championed, instead, a return to motif, to ornamentation, to aesthetic pleasure according to Western and Eastern influences, and a clear interest in overlooked art forms.
For this first collaboration, the gallery presents a group of recent oil, acrylic, and palladium - and gold-leaf paintings, in a large spectrum of colors. His works incarnate this happy syncretism, which fully embraces its decorative function.
Video of Kushner, Courtesy of Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris: