Trevor Winkfield

Recent Paintings

September 4 – October 4, 2008

Eye, Tree, Prospect Park
2008
acrylic on linen
29 1/4 x 37 1/2 inches

Sevres Corset Bouquet
2006
acrylic on linen
25 x 25 1/2 inches

As Moths to the Flame
2007
acrylic on linen
30 3/4 x 36 3/4 inches

Florentine Panels
2004
acrylic on linen
34 x 36 3/4 inches (triptych)

Her Pines, His Pineapple
2005
acrylic on canvas
24 1/4 x 32 1/4 inches

The Swordfish and the Swan
2006
acrylic on linen
31 1/4 x 21 3/4 inches

The Swimmer
2007
acrylic on linen
31 x 12 1/2 inches
private collection

On the Shelf II
2008
acrylic on linen
20 inches in diameter

On the Shelf I
2008
acrylic on linen
20 inches in diameter

Through Glittering Bamboo Windows
2004
acrylic on linen
24 1/2 x 45 1/4 inches

Pierrot and Harlequin
2006
acrylic on linen
26 1/2 x 38 inches

The Masked Ball
2007
acrylic on linen
24 1/4 x 36 inches

At the Gates
2004
acrylic on linen
28 x 55 1/2 inches (triptych)

Entrance to the Feather Hive
2007
acrylic on canvas
31 x 34 inches

Chrysalis on the Beach
2008
acrylic on canvas
38 x 20 1/2 inches

Constellation
2006
acrylic on canvas
20 x 24 1/2 inches

Press Release

The Tibor de Nagy Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of recent paintings by Trevor Winkfield. The exhibition is his sixth with the gallery.

The artist, who moved to New York from his native England in 1969, has developed a distinctive vision over the last several decades, employing dazzling color and flattened pictorial space. The artist combines in his paintings strikingly absurdist and unpredictable juxtapositions of disparate images, all rendered in a flat graphic style. His new paintings continue to enlarge his image bank to include feathers, birds, a turtle shell, Roman busts, moths, fish, flowers, a set of keys, and Corinthian columns.

His paintings often hint at narratives, although they can also be read as carefully constructed abstractions with recognizable objects worked in the compositions. Each image is, for the most part, neatly confined, in a collage like fashion, to its respective section of the painting, delineated by contrasting bright colors and irregular horizontal and vertical shapes.

Winkfield’s work has been the subject of over 15 solo exhibitions throughout the United States. He has received numerous awards, including a Pollack-Krasner Award and a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship. In 2002, Winkfield was awarded the Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Artes et des Letters by the French government. The artist has written extensively about art and is currently the co-editor of The Sienese Shredder, a journal on art and literature.