NEIL RAITT (B. 1986)
Emerald Waters (Permanent Green Light)
signed and dated 'Neil Raitt 2016' (on the overlap)
oil and acrylic on canvas
39 ¼ x 27 ½ in. (99.7 x 69.9 cm.)
Painted in 2016.
Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.
Sexy Beast for Planned Parenthood L.A. Benefit Auction; courtesy of the Artist and Anat Ebgi Gallery, Los Angeles, 11 September 2016, lot 9
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner
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Neil Raitt creates abstraction through repetition. Through the endless repetition of natural motifs, such as mountains and trees, Raitt creates landscapes without horizons, landscapes suspended in an atmospheric haze. Raitt's practice is time-consuming and machine-like. An enthusiast of Bob Ross, Raitt often lifts his imagery from a landscape featured in an episode of "The Joy of Painting." In Emerald Waters (Permanent Green Light), a tapestry of trees, snowy mountain peaks and bodies fill the canvas in amplified and kaleidoscopic hues.