Art And Cake reviews Dani Tull

by Shana Nys Dambrot

"Dani Tull achieves a flickering balance between forces of untamed organic energy and the deliberation of storytelling in abstract paintings which were not only made in 2020 and 2021, but somehow embody the emotional contours of the year. Intensely meditative but with a spectacular and eccentric palette, above all the works are radiantly, unapologetically beautiful.

 

The earlier (2020) works display variations on solidly painted backgrounds, illuminated by gradients, laid in like cradling foundations for the sinuous striated forms which hover above them. In the more recent (2021) works, those grounds have shifted, pulled apart and come alive. Pours, spills, splatters, fractal smatterings, variable pigment densities, raw canvas or linen, delicate layers and above all, released energy all combine to generate expressivity that is both unguided and balanced..."

July 26, 2021
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