To make a painting, as for decades Winters has sought to show, is no longer a problem of working out the physics and metaphysics to credibly connect vision and world but concerns the task to extend and make sensible the bio-logic of shape, behavior and meaning and especially their inseparability—in a word, to penetrate into the broader existential matrix of pattern formation and its endless tempering, calibration, modification and transformation. In this curious continuum, humans find not only their fate and the essential rhythms of their own historical existence, but also discover that there is nothing that is not human, or at least nothing material that is not already or potentially connected to them.
Sanford Kwinter, The Temperature of Things, 2014
Terry Winters participated in Artists’ Sketchbooks, Matthew Marks Gallery’s inaugural show, in 1991, and since then the gallery has presented ten one-person exhibitions of his work. Over the course of his career Winters has expanded the concerns of abstract art while engaging contemporary concepts of the natural world. A wide range of themes are referenced, from the architecture of biological and living systems to the new spatial orders of data visualization. Throughout his paintings, drawings, and prints a metaphoric sensibility reveals itself in the expressive language of resonant forms and figures.
Terry Winters (b. 1949, Seattle, WA) received a BFA from Pratt Institute, New York, in 1971. He has had solo exhibitions at Tate Gallery, London (1986); the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (1992); Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (1999); the Kunsthalle Basel (2000); The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2001); the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2009); Staatliche Graphische Sammlung at the Pinakothek der Moderne (2014) and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (2016). Winters lives and works in New York City and Columbia County, New York.
An exhibition catalogue of Red Yellow Green Blue by Terry Winters at ‘T’ Space. The catalogue includes an essay by Sanford Kwinter.