(American, b. 1956)
Horowitz follows a long line of painters in his relationship to the American landscape. The early 20th-century artists Arthur Dove, Georgia O'Keefe and Charles Burchfield all espoused reverence for nature. Burchfield spoke of seeing the energy emanating from the landscapes he painted. For O'Keefe, the great seer of Western art, the landscape became an inner mirror, a reflector of the soul. In Grand Sky, which shows the subtle gradations of afternoon light reflected in a sky of twenty shades of blue, one has the impression of a world wrapped in color and defined by awe of the natural world in all its glory. This sentiment would have been a familiar one to both Burchfield and O'Keefe. Perhaps in its minimalism this painting reveals an even deeper connection to these iconic American painters.
What Larry Horowitz brings to his art on both coasts, in both the East and West, is his own rhythm, his own sense of self. The artist has discovered within himself a synchronicity with nature that flows from his inner eye. In the paintings of Larry Horowitz, we find ourselves in nature's heart, everywhere it beats… in each vivid color, each energetic line and each lush heavy stroke of the knife.