Donald Sultan: The Disaster Paintings on Display at The Modern through April

via Fort Worth Star Telegram:

Most painters create their works with brushes.


But Donald Sultan uses a blowtorch.


That is just one of the unusual touches to be found in “Donald Sultan: The Disaster Paintings,” the exhibition up at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth through April 23.


“I started with the industrial landscapes, like smokestacks and fires. And it just expanded from there to fire being attached to different structures,” says Sultan, who is known for works that incorporate industrial materials. “And then when it got to the point where I realized I was making the kind of sooty [effect] that you have in these paintings, I kept exploring that. I just kept moving ahead, finding ways to make it more dramatic.”

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