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Jim Verburg
Untitled (…in and of itself)
2017
oil based paint, graphite and charcoal on tarlatan
57″ x 36″

Courtesy of: Zalucky Contemporary and Galerie Nicolas Robert
and the artist
Estimate: $6000

Second time participating in
Art With Heart


Artist Statement

While categorically minimal, Verburg’s paintings are markedly complex in their construction. Using a technique borrowed from printmaking, the artist has applied paint, charcoal, and coal to the surface of tarlatan (a starched cotton fabric) to achieve his characteristic glow or “hum”. In doing so, Verburg has crafted a delicate portrait of depth and texture that recalls the later work of Barnett Newman.