Often described as the most vulgar painter working today, Carroll Dunham would not care a jolt for such labels as he follows his own unique and highly distinctive art practice. Many critics believe Dunham provided the opportunity for American painters to explore the possibilities of merging abstraction and figuration. The father of successful actor Lena Dunham, the artist has since the 1980s trodden his own path by preferring to resist… Read more
About the artwork
Carroll Dunham’s Tree is a thrilling collision of the figurative and the abstract—capturing the science underpinning nature and the chaotic energy of life in one spiraling corner. The swirling form breathes life into the work, enriching the scene into something psychologically complex and just a little bit eery.