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1980s Geometric Black and White Paintings by New York Artist Li Trincere

Attached is a selection of Li Trincere’s iconic black and white paintings from the late-1980s to mid-1990s that were shown initially in Europe at Rolf Ricke Galerie in Cologne, Germany from 1989-1990 and at the Cologne Art fair during 1992 to 1994. Several were also exhibited at the very important Julian Pretto Gallery in 1988, 1989 and 1990 on Thompson Street in New York City.

This series explores stark internal contrast using only black and white (or ivory in a few) geometric shapes bounded by non-symmetrical shaped canvases. The smooth surfaces with the reductive palette put the focus on form and the interaction between the internal and external geometries. The result is subtle illusory effects and perceptual challenges with respect to space and volume.

Li Trincere Black/white1 1988 Acrylic on canvas 36 x 36”

Li Trincere Black/white2 1989 Acrylic on canvas 36 x 36”

Li Trincere Black/white3 1989 Acrylic on canvas

36 x 36”

Li Trincere Blackcurve 1995 Acrylic on canvas 36 x 36”

Li Trincere Blackslab 1988 Acrylic on canvas 36 x 36”

Li Trincere Tan/blackL 1988 Acrylic on canvas 36 x 36”

About Li Trincere: Li Trincere lives in New York City. She has shown in the United States and abroad since 1982 with representation and exhibitions in the 80s and 90s at the influential Julian Pretto Gallery and Mission Gallery in Manhattan, Galerie Rolf Ricke in Köln, Germany and Renate Kammery Galerie in Hamburg, Germany and more recently, she has exhibited at O.K. Harris and Minus Space in New York. Trincere was awarded the Pollock/Krasner Foundation grant in 1986, 1988 and 2012 as well as grants from the Edward Albee Foundation and NEA, among other awards and fellowships. David Richard Gallery is pleased to represent Li Trincere.

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