Monumental Abstract Outsider Art Oil Painting on Canvas
- Outsider art abstract oil painting on canvas by California artist. Painting measures 67.5" wide, 2.25" deep and 69" high. Painting consists of heavy layers of paint. We had the canvas professionally re-stretched and re-framed. Notice the many faces throughout the canvas.
About the artist:
Michael Lauterbach is a vagabond artist whose turbulent, expressionist paintings and gnarly assemblages reflect a man trying to make peace with a pained and fractured psyche. Lauterbach grew up in a suburb outside of Chicago.
Although he possesses three academic degrees, Lauterbach’s work is more in line with what curators and historians traditionally call outsider art. His images are spooky and repetitive. They privilege emotion over intellect. And he has worked his whole life in the shadows, hidden from the commercial and institutional art world.
Lauterbach describes his studio process as a ritual to invoke a spiritual presence. You can see its trace in the work’s instinctual patterns and gestures. Many paintings depict a web of haunted faces with hideous, yawning mouths intuitively spread across the picture plane. Lauterbach’s paintings find the razor’s edge of beauty and the grotesque.
The mixed-media assemblages often include animal bones. They have a real witch-crafty presence. Lauterbach named this quality Zenvoodoo. The name captures his desire to conjure up a place of calm.
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- Oil on canvas
- Dimensions (WxDxH):
- 67.5" W x 2.25" D x 69" Hj
- Excellent with age appropriate patina
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