Donald Sultan born in 1951, in Asheville, North Carolina
Currently lives and works in New York
Donald Sultan combines the mediums of painting, printing, and sculpture to construct elegant paintings through the use of industrial materials such as tar, linoleum, aluminum, plaster, and enamel. His structured works are both abstract and representative with rapidly recognizable images such as the Dew series “Disasters”, paintings that focused on industry, war, and man-made catastrophes. But over the years, he has reinvented still life with images of lemons, poppies, fruits and flowers, and everyday objects. Sultan's work is interested in the contrast, exploring the dichotomies of beauty and roughness, nature and the artificial, realism and abstraction.