Artist and Studio
“Abstraction allows man to see with his mind what he cannot physically see with his eyes… Abstract art enables the artist to perceive beyond the tangible, to extract the infinite out of the finite. It is the emancipation of the mind. It is an explosion into unknown areas.”
—  Arshile Gorky (via drawpaintprint)
Arshile Gorky at work on Activities on the Field, his mural project for the Newark Airport, 1936.  New York Federal Art Project photo.

Arshile Gorky at work on Activities on the Field, his mural project for the Newark Airport, 1936. New York Federal Art Project photo.

Arshile Gorky (American, b. Armenia, 1904–1948), Self-Portrait, 1927–28.   Art Institute Chicago

Arshile Gorky (American, b. Armenia, 1904–1948), Self-Portrait, 1927–28.   Art Institute Chicago

Arshile Gorky  - Photo by Gjon Mili

Arshile Gorky - Photo by Gjon Mili

Arshile Gorky  late 1920s.  Unknown photographer.   The Arshile Gorky Foundation

Arshile Gorky late 1920s. Unknown photographer.   The Arshile Gorky Foundation

Arshile Gorky, Self-Portrait, 1926

Arshile Gorky, Self-Portrait, 1926