Murry Handler Speaks about Working with Black and White
I began my professional career as an artist in NYC at the age of 24, and have been a life-long artist ever since. I am perhaps best known for my dramatic, bold abstract acrylic paintings. I also produce a popular series of ink paintings. These are done with a broad brush, in a minimalist calligraphic style, with only a few well-chosen strokes which evoke figural attitudes. I strive to involve the viewer by leaving much of the canvas as white, negative space, inviting the viewer’s imagination to conjure the rest. I work fast, with a large brush and enjoy creating scenes that evoke nature.
The Attitude Series of works on paper are available in a limited edition of 50 each, and can be seen at FrAnk Gallery in Chapel Hill, Sax Art Gallery in Saxapahaw and at the Handler Studio in Fearrington Village, Pittsboro. A recent work, Horizon #5 demonstrates one sample of a realistic acrylic on canvas painting. Characteristic of my work is the dramatic use of black on white, semi-abstract design and dramatic focus on the horizon. This painting can be seen at the current exhibition at Saxapahaw Art.
Daybreak is a limited edition print (50 only). The medium is ink and acrylic on paper. It presents the abstract style I often use. If you would like to stop by for a visit, my studio is located in Pittsboro, NC. Also, you can check out my website to see the versatility of my paintings.