Untitled. Original color lithograph, unknown year. Edition of 100 signed and numbered impressions on Arches paper.
André Lanskoy was contemporary painter and printmaker born in Russia. He lived and worked in France and he is associated with the School of Paris and Tachisme. His figurative pictures inspired by Van Gogh, Matisse and Soutine, from his early period, turned into abstract expressions and he became one of the most important exponents of “lyric abstraction” within the “École de Paris”. This is Lanskoy’s research of colors and how they have an effects on forms. On this intense red background, contrasting vibrant colors like green, blue or yellow look like they pop out of the background and shapes with lighter pinkish, beige or skin colors looks like they are imprinted on the background or like they are below the background.