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Jump Start
30" x 22"
Oil
2006

Danny Simmons’ abstract paintings and works on paper combine color, rhythm and line in an intricate and vibrant style. A departure from earlier work in the early 2000s in which Simmons depicted dense abstract environments, Jump Start reveals an investigation into the use of negative space as a more expansive field for carefully positioned abstract forms. Clusters of interlocking loosely geometric shapes fill the center of the composition over washes of yellows, grays and pinks. The combination of line and shape coupled with Simmons’ interest in creating a sense of rhythm and movement recall the compositions of earlier abstract painting movements.