(1934 - 1993)
Thomas Phelps Stokes was active/lived in United States. Thomas Stokes is known for painting.
Biography Thomas Stokes
The color field paintings of Thomas Stokes evidence a mastery of composition, order, and painterly values. Characterized by luminous fields of delicate coloration strained in thin layers across their picture planes, the artists' works harmonize unbroken surfaces and serene formats. Their expansive horizontality evokes abstracted landscapes that are at once absolute and ambiguous.
Eschewing the frenetic brushwork and heroic gesturalism of Abstract Expressionism, Stokes' aesthetic strategies privilege balance over brashness - sustaining gradual, rather than immediate, comprehension. Slyly illusionistic, his paintings also depart from Color Field abstraction's customary allocation of all visual attention to the surface of the picture plane
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