Ellwood T. Risk B.1964 Consume Target Cluster 40"

  • Item No: 72192

This is a lacquered watercolor and collage on wood panel; 2008; signed, dated, titled and numbered 2/3 to verso. The collage has an aluminum frame easy to hang in excellent condition. The collage has multiple sections of black figures with targets. Measures 40 long by 5.5 inches high. Ellwood Risk in artist in Santa Monica he currently has works in the important Robert Berman Gallery. From HALL SPASSOV GALLERY, ABOUT THE ARTIST Ellwood T. Risk is a self-taught artist who has been living and working in Los Angeles since 1992. That Ellwood Risk’s aesthetic is strong would be a gross understatement. Suggesting that it is safe would be wildly misguided. The artist has perfected a visual fashion infusing iconography, graphic content and a strong artistic statement. That is to say that when you see a Ellwood Risk piece… you know it. The viewer is enticed to engage closely with the work and is then rewarded with moments that are soft, even comforting. This is held in check by his ever-present silhouettes that carry with them striking imagery unobstructed by detail. What cannot be missed is Risk’s ability to balance the compositions with both. This steadiness is achieved with the signature targets and bullet holes that identify Ellwood Risk’s highly recognizable and undeniably collectible works of art. Risk is currently represented by galleries in the United States and the United Kingdom.