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531 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10011
February 8th, 2007 - March 10th, 2007
Opening: February 8th, 2007 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.pavelzoubok.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
chelsea
EMAIL:  
info@pavelzoubok.com
PHONE:  
212-675-7490
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Sat 10-6
TAGS:  
collage

DESCRIPTION
STEFAN SAFFER creates intricate abstract compositions from single sheets of painted, cut and folded paper. Using an economy of means, he establishes a complex system of formal and thematic relations. His vibrantly colored works defy categorization, mining the expressive spaces between drawing, painting and sculpture. Continuing a tradition of hard-edged abstraction rooted in the paper cut-outs of Henri Matisse and the painterly juxtapositions of New York School artists such as Fritz Bultman and Lee Krasner, Saffer takes a decidedly methodical albeit intuitive approach. Drawn from printed sources and basic paper materials, these double-sided works may be traced to their origin and can conceivably be unfolded to reveal a single form or element. Through his process, Saffer carves out a space for the viewer that resists repetition and facile interpretation.