David Haberman

Archived in 1999

David Haberman

Biography

An extremely sophisticated and accomplished painter, Haberman has spent the past thirty five years perfecting a style of pure, evocative abstraction. He paints spontaneously and intuitively, often following unexpected associations that emerge during the painting process. On occasion, these associations evoke the sense of landscapes and figures, sometimes with mysterious and erotic connotations; yet, they remain essentially abstract. In recent years, Haberman has moved from highly textured, violent surfaces toward a more serene, spacious style of sensuous color and continuous movement. Painting with large brushes, pieces of cardboard, and other innovative techniques, he creates remarkable complexities of color and light, especially seen in the nuances of opacity and translucency of his colors. Surface rhythms flow through these monumental paintings, some over twelve feet long, unifying their compositions and thrusting their energy into surrounding space.