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'Black 16', acrylic on canvas (96 inch x 120 inch) (Copyright 2008 Busser Howell)

Busser Howell

Busser Howell’s acrylic paintings are characterized by richly textured, large-scale, monochromatic surfaces. His paintings reflect a search for simplicity and depth while exhibiting the complexity of the universe. Howell, who is blind, now works in heavy impastos of acrylic paint. He applies the paint with his hands, making these works the most physically involved he has produced to date. The contrast of vertical and horizontal within the square format introduces a contradiction of separate forces that oppose each other while still forming a whole.