The work of Donald Sultan is voluminous and varied. Since 1975, when he arrived in New York, Sultan’s creative energy has manifested itself in the media of paint, printing, and sculpting. His extensive body of work has placed him at the forefront of contemporary art, where he has become best known for his ability to successfully merge the best of yesterday’s artistic tradition with a fresh, modern approach that is unique.
Sultan’s still lifes have been described as studies in contrast. His powerfully sensual, fleshy object representations are rendered through a labor-intensive and unique method. These multiple layers create the texture and subsequent richness that are so appealing.