Maurice Taplinger, Agora Gallery

Although his style is unique, perhaps his closest artistic relative is the Belgian painter, Octave Landuyt, another artist whose work probes the experienced aspect of inanimate nature through the working and reworking of what that artist calls "essential surfaces" and creating what critic Emily Genauer once referred to as not technical fireworks, but a symbolic skin containing the mysteries of life and death.

Chandler Quintin