Glenn Ligon is an artist living and working in New York. He is best known for his landmark series of highly textured text-based paintings, which draw on the writings and speech of diverse figures such as Gertrude Stein, Walt Whitman, and Richard Pryor. In addition to paintings, Ligon’s practice encompasses neon, photography, sculptures, print, installation, and video.  Both politically provocative and formally rigorous, his work explores issues of history, language and identity. For more information, visit glennligonstudio.com.

Ligon’s first solo exhibition in Italy at Thomas Dane Gallery, titled Tutto poteva, nella poesia, avere una soluzione (In poetry, a solution to everything), includes a new series of silkscreen and ink marker paintings based on abstracted letter forms. For more information, visit thomasdanegallery.com.

Artist Glenn Ligon uses Krink Paint Marker in new work Debris Field #3, 2018, Etching ink and ink marker on canvas in his solo exhibition at Thomas Dane Gallery in ItalyDebris Field #3, 2018, Etching ink and ink marker on canvas, 114″ x 88″

Artist Glenn Ligon uses Krink Paint Marker in new work Study for Debris Field #2 & Study for Debris Field #7, 2018, Etching ink and ink marker on canvas in his solo exhibition at Thomas Dane Gallery in ItalyStudy for Debris Field #2 & Study for Debris Field #7, 2018, Etching ink and ink marker on canvas, 40″ x 32″

Artist Glenn Ligon uses Krink Paint Marker in his solo exhibition at Thomas Dane Gallery in ItalyInstallation view

Images courtesy of the artist, Luhring Augustine, New York, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, and Thomas Dane Gallery, London. Photographer: Ron Amstutz © Glenn Ligon

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