203 FINE ART


203  Ledoux  Street
Taos, NM  87571
[ 575 ]  751 - 1262  -  email: art@203fineart.com
               



Come and Stay in our charming Casita 203:










Original work by John DePuy


Selected works from the Artist's Exhibition


Images are not to scale.



"Untitled", oil on canvas - 1980
  52" H x 44" W







SOLD
"Desert Plants", oil on canvas - 2010
  32" H x 32" W







  "Sun Path", Mixed media drawing on paper
  30" H x 22" W






"Ocatilla", oil on canvas- 2010
26" H x 30" W








    "Juniper with Tinajas", Mixed media drawing on paper
  22" H x 30" W





"Red Cliffs", Mixed media drawing on paper
  30" H x 22" W






"Canyon Image", oil on canvas- 2004
16" H x 26" W







   "Rock Formations", Mixed media drawing on paper
  22" H x 30" W








  "Grand Canyon", Mixed media drawing on paper
  40" H x 26" W









  "Ocatilla", oil on canvas- 2010
24" H x 30" W







"Cedar Mesa", Mixed media drawing on paper
  22" H x 30" W







"River Flow", Mixed media drawing on paper
  22" H x 30" W


                   
John DePuy

When DePuy first moved to Taos, still under the influence of his teacher, Hans Hoffmann, he painted nonobjectively. Over time, Hoffmann's influence receded, but his advice to paint from nature remained. For DePuy, the influence on art in New Mexico was "mainly the land" and (as with Louis Ribak) the inspiration Pueblo Indians provided in their connection with the land. In DePuy's work, the purely surface qualities of the land are often eclipsed by the land's sheer power. Subtle graduations of color on walls or in the sky or on limitless plains form a shifting, lively backdrop for suns which shimmer and rivers which slide away and mesas which stand dark. DePuy wrote, "this land speaks of another time sense than our Western-European lineal time." The land DePuy began painting by the mid-1950's exists within spatial time, where moments do not proceed to any destination but repeat endlessly in the regular cycle of day, years, millennia, always returning, circular rather than linear.

Quote taken from David Witt's "Taos Moderns" book.