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"Nothing seems truly original or unconnected to me because everything has a precedent…it’s all linked and that interconnectedness to me is most real."
- Lyle Starr

Artists We Love: Lyle Starr

Lyle Starr

About Lyle Starr

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Born
1962
Works in
New York, USA
Themes & Inspiration
Color Theory, Mass Media, Puzzles, Collage
Techniques & Media
Painting, Drawing, Prints
Movement & Styles
Figurative Painting, Post-Minimalism
Influences
Ellsworth Kelly , Jasper Johns
Represented
Martos Gallery
Featured
The Guggenheim Permanent Collection , The Museum of Modern Art , Glenstone Museum

Characterized by both a profound fascination with the methodology of the creative process, and with the mechanisms of image reproduction and dissemination, Lyle Starr’s ongoing oeuvre has rightfully garnered him acknowledgment as a distinctive artistic personality. Utilizing popular culture’s constant flow of throw-away imagery, his work locates and portrays us in today’s multimedia world. His colorful universe draws from everyday sources such as newspaper supplements, holiday wrapping papers, catalogues, and picture books. Starr successfully brings to light the primacy of these simple and oft-ignored sources, further manipulating form and subject through reproduction, organization, and meticulous application in both his paintings and drawings.

Some of Starr’s most recent work, such as 2009’s “Death,” “Dread,” and “Panic,” were prompted by radio news coverage of tragic world events and reveal mass-communication’s capacity to elicit emotion and image through language. His previous exhibitions include: Martos Gallery, New York (2009, 2008, 2002, 2001, 2000); Dieu Donne Papermill, New York (2005); “Score: Action Drawing”, White Columns, New York (2004); “Años Luz”, Instituto Oscar Dominguez, Tenerife, Spain (2000); “Current Undercurrent”, Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York (1997).

His drawings and paintings are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Glenstone Museum in Potomac, Maryland.

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Poison

Poison

7.7 x 10 inches at $50 Buy Now

Defeat

Defeat

11 x 13.9 inches at $100 Buy Now

Anguish

Anguish

20 x 15.8 inches at $275 Buy Now

Sweet

Sweet

Sweet series, varying sizes at $400 Buy Now