Samuel Abelow

Samuel Abelow is a painter and writer, living in America, whose work centers around archetypes, the mythology of ancient times, and how that connects to contemporary life. His essays often analyze art through the lens of psychology, as well as in reference to art history and knowledge of modern culture.

The Revival Of Psyche’s Beauty: Wiseman’s Interior, Richter’s Transcendence, and The Hyperreal Hudson Yards

April, 27, New York City: Chelsea and the new construction in the Hudson Yards, a strange renaissance of contemporary culture and art is flourishing. This past April, Kasmin, presented by David Wiseman , which emphasizes the beautification of the interior. Just up the block, The Shed , a new $ 475 million center for the arts, hosts […]

The Black Model at the Crux of Western Culture: Sweeping Exhibition at Museé d’Orsay

Manet, “Olympia” as installed at the Musée d’Orsay The “Black Models” show at the Orsay Museum in Paris reveals the Western neglect of the female archetypal, which accounts for racial and gender subjugation and ultimately disregards for the planet itself. Through this view of the show, we poignantly discover a cultural progression, but also a […]

Juicy Color Hits In Marc Horowitz’s High-Flying Act

Installation of Marc Horowitz paintings at the Johannes Vogt Gallery. Image courtesy of the gallery. Sophisticated Play Marc Horowitz, “Nothing on the Other Side of the Slash,” March 30. Vogt Gallery, 958 Madison Ave, Manhattan With the release of a child, Horowitz not only blitzes and blisses out the eye, but evokes the subversive implications […]

Francesco Clemente at the Brant Foundation

The Italian artist Francesco Clemente has been a fixture of the art world since the 1980's. An extensive exhibition of his work at the Brant Foundation in Greenwich, CT, begins with an emphasis on his prominence in the New York City scene.

Hilma af Klint at Guggenheim Museum: Mystical Experience After Dark

From October 2018 to April 2019 The Guggenheim Museum in New York is exhibiting the monumental works of Hilma af Klint. The solo exhibition, “Paintings from the Future,” has been used as a body of work, including large format paintings, as well as exquisite pastels and watercolors. One notable gallery room – which has become […]

Spencer Sweeney at Gagosian Gallery

This December the Gagosian gallery, located on Park Ave. and 75th Street in New York City, presented by Spencer Sweeney’s latest works. The figurative painter, who is also a DJ and club owne r, has been a legend of the Downtown scene for two decades. Sweeney’s latest works exemplify his approach to life and art, […]