Photos by G. Art by Ari Lankin.
I discovered the art of Ari Lankin earlier this year and my life has been much more colorful ever since. His latest solo show “Windows of Self” at RL Fine Arts in New York is really great. This show focuses on Ari’s abstract side. As you examine his works, your mind will think of many meanings – some concrete, some ambiguous. Seeing these works in person is obviously the preferred experience as you really get to soak in the rich colors he uses. However, when I was reviewing my photos from the opening night reception, I started noticing many different things I didn’t catch when I was standing in front of his paintings.
Ari’s paintings are open to infinite interpretations and in fact, he finds the most interesting ones are those that say his works look completely different depending on the time of day. I’ve spent some time in Ari’s studio and he’s really knowledgeable about art both in history and technique and it shows in his paintings. His works seem spontaneous and yet, masterfully planned out. That’s a winning juxtaposition of ideas, according2g. In addition to this great exhibit, you should check out Ari Lankin’s official website as he often shows in process photos and videos of his paintings and it’s really fascinating to see the origins of his works and what they become.
See these great works of art in person and open up some windows in your mind at RL Fine Arts in New York (located at 39 West 19th Street #612). “Windows of Self” by Ari Lankin runs until November 12, 2011.