The recent work of James Deitz occupies an imaginative, constantly shifting terrain synthesizing memory and observed images in a style that preserves the particularities of experience even as it transforms them into iconic forms stripped to their essentials. The originality of Deitz’s technique lies in his effort to reveal the formal elegance of phenomena not by blurring them, but by bringing their irreversible physicality into sharp focus. In developing this unique approach, he has embraced influences as diverse as Morandi, Tamayo, Hopper, Guston and Rothenberg.
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