Hot Pansy-Fire Soup

Date:
2006
Series:
Tureen
Medium:
Acrylic and gold leaf on canvas
Dimensions:
48 x 68 inches
Credit Line:
Courtesy of the artist

With his energetic gestures, drips, and built-up surfaces, Zakanitch never loses sight of his main creative focus—the making of a painting: “I love red moving anywhere into yellows, or into blues, or, into itself, because red, changing with light, moving from rich to soft, you know there’s something magical about that.” At the same time, as we pay attention to small details, Zakanitch amuses us with his whimsical humor. “Eek Magnifique,” says the woman whose hair is on fire from tasting hot soup in the tureen.