Gabe Langholtz was born in 1971 and is an American painter, living and working in Austin Texas. His work, although primarily representational, is indebted to American Color Field painting, focusing on color relations, pattern making, form and line, with a heavy emphasis on the two-dimensional surface of the canvas. In the tradition of folk art, Langholtz routinely employs the use of mundane cultural objects and / or activities to establish a contemporary narrative, oftentimes drawing on humor, parody, and pastiche as tools for social commentary.
His work has been featured in New American Paintings and Create! Magazine, and exhibited nationally at Hashimoto Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA, San Francisco, CA, and New York, NY, BravinLee Programs, New York, NY, The Painting Center, New York, NY, and Bowery Gallery, New York, NY. Langholtz is influenced by the work of Mary Fedden, Philip Guston, Agnes Martin and Gary Bunt, while folk art and collage heavily inform his distinctive style.
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