168 North 6th Street
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211
hours: Saturday, Sunday 1-6PM
and by appointment
fine art of the human form
Fernando de Szyszlo
Waman Wasi I
1976, Mixografia on Arches paper, edition 81/100
29-1/2" x 22"
Figureworks is dedicated to bringing you contemporary and 20th century fine art that explores the human form. Established artists drawing inspiration from the human figure are represented. Figureworks handles a diverse selection of figurative art incorporating the male and female nude, portraiture and narratives. Many mediums are represented including pencil, pen & ink, oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, glass and sculpture.
Figureworks opened in 2000 and is located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York, where works on this site and related figurative art may be viewed.
Red, White, and Blue
2017,paint on handmade rice paper, 47" x 29"
Figureworks is pleased to offer original 20th century drawings, paintings and sculpture by prominent WPA, regional and international artists. Artwork will be continually updated as works are sold and/or catalogued. Please contact us for more information concerning pieces posted or additional pieces by listed artists.
20th CENTURY ARTIST LIST
© NOTICE: All works within this site are copyrighted and can not be used without Figureworks permission.
CURRENT AND UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS
January 12 - February 25, 2018
"On the LIne"
Figureworks is pleased to open 2018 with a new series of paintings by Joachim Marx entitled On the Line. For many years, Marx has been working on a series of 8" x 8” paintings on panels. It has provided a pleasurable release from his much larger oil on canvasses, which can take many months to complete. In his earlier series, he incorporated finely detailed figures floating within richly textured grounds. This latest series has reduced the figure to simple lines that now float above the paintings on a separate sheet of glass. Bringing this work to a new level, he has created hand-painted frames, uniting the process beautifully.
Marx says of his work, "My first solo show at Figureworks in 2008 was entitled Samasati. That was supposedly Buddha’s last word. It means remembrance in the sense of remembering our true nature. That show consisted of paintings depicting detailed figures floating or falling in undefined surroundings. Against a sumptuously textured backdrop that invites meditative contemplation, the figures seem removed from daily life struggles and evoke a psychological state of not being in control. The small works in this new exhibit, On the Line, are derived from those earlier paintings."
March 2 - April 15, 2018
"Unexpected Realities: Comics, Culture and Society in Contemporary Art”
Ai Kijima (work pictured)
curated by Bruce Weber
168 North 6th Street
Williamsburg • Brooklyn, NY 11211
Saturday, Sunday 1 - 6 pm or by appointment
Figureworks has an impressive collective of nationally and internationally recognized figure based artists. With the gallery centrally located in Williamsburg Brooklyn, a cultural center for NYC, great attention is given to local artists. Select artists have been listed on the site with various examples of the diversity found in contemporary figurative artwork.
CONTEMPORARY ARTIST LIST
© NOTICE: All works in this site are copyrighted and can not be used without the artist's permission.