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Jonathan Lasker

Born in 1948, Jersey City, United States

Lives and works in New York City, United States

Overview

Jonathan Lasker, born in Jersey City, New Jersey, in 1948, made use of the art world’s conceptual turn in the 1980s, engaging in new possibilities of painting, and so developing the abstract formal idiom that has come to characterize his oeuvre. Resisting the Lyrical Abstraction, Field Painting, Minimalist movements of the 1970s, Lasker found himself confronted with the challenge of pictorial invention. As an answer to this quest, he devised a self-referential system using a vocabulary of sign-l...Read more