Phenomena Tantra Round. 1972. Watercolor. Signed in lower center. Verso signed, dated and titled. On firm wove paper by Arches (with watermark and blindstamp). 76.5 x 55 cm (30.1 x 21.6 in) , size of sheet.
Paul Jenkins is one the most renowned representatives of Abstract Expressionism in the United States. He has pursued his oeuvre over decades with tremendous consistency. Unlike it is the case with contemporaries like Rothko and Noland, Jenkins leaves his colors a great deal of freedom to unfold their physical characteristics, letting them flow and blend. This sheet also gains appeal from the independence of its colors. Jenkins presents the different possibilities of handling colors with great poise, inviting the observer to immerse in his color worlds with relish - as it often is the case with his "Phenomena" pictures.