- Watercolor and gouache on rag paper (two sheets)
- each sheet: 17 1/4 x 12 1/2 in. (43.8 x 31.8 cm.), unframed
- Year: 2020
- Extra Info:
Signed, titled and dated in ink, verso
Location: Houston, TX
Seller: Darren Waterston and Inman Gallery, Houston, TX.
Throughout his impressive career, most recently marked by a solo installation at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, American artist Darren Waterston has been painting scenes that diffuse boundaries. His paintings, like Pandemic Gardens no. 5 and no. 6, conjure the human body as much as the natural world, blending one into the other. Waterston has said that he often looks for a place “Where sky becomes flesh and flesh become sky, so there’s a sense of the corporeal, all those veils.” The depicted scenes, whimsical and ethereal on the one side, fascinatingly strange on the other, exist in a liminal universe whereby nebulous forms pulsate with energy as they perpetually melt and morph. Created during lockdown, Pandemic Gardens No. 5 and 6, which were inspired by the artist's own garden, capture the alien and strange beauty of a most unusual year.