Woven Paintings

Orange Grove (1979).  oil on canvas, 30 x 30 inches

Orange Grove (1979).
oil on canvas, 30 x 30 inches

Untitled (rose, brown, prussian blue) (1976 ). oil on canvas over masonite 51 x 51 inches

Untitled (rose, brown, prussian blue)
(1976
). oil on canvas over masonite
51 x 51 inches

Thor Rinden created constructions in wood, masonite, and canvas, as well as more traditionally formatted oil paintings on canvas.

These selections give you an idea of each type of work; use the contact form if you are interested in viewing the complete selection in person.

Interstate (1980) . oil on canvas strips over masonite, 24.5 x 24.5 inches

Interstate (1980). oil on canvas strips over masonite, 24.5 x 24.5 inches

Russian Easter (1978).  oil on canvas over masonite, 24 x 24 inches.

Russian Easter (1978). oil on canvas over masonite, 24 x 24 inches.

Opening Night (1980).  oil on woven canvas over masonite, 24 x 24 inches.

Opening Night (1980). oil on woven canvas over masonite, 24 x 24 inches.

 

Slab Paintings 

“Slabism” was Thor Rinden’s approach to “building” his paintings by embedding smaller stretched canvases into larger ones.

The back of one “slab” painting.

The back of one “slab” painting.

 
Martini Slab (1985).  oil on joined canvas over masonite, 17.75 x 17.75 inches

Martini Slab (1985). oil on joined canvas over masonite, 17.75 x 17.75 inches

Blue Notes (1988).  oil on joined canvas slabs over masonite, 24 x 24 inches

Blue Notes (1988). oil on joined canvas slabs over masonite, 24 x 24 inches

Field Goal (1988).  oil on joined canvas over masonite, 24 x 24 inches.

Field Goal (1988). oil on joined canvas over masonite, 24 x 24 inches.

Grill Work (1991).  oil on canvas, with wood backing board, 26 x 26 inches.

Grill Work (1991). oil on canvas, with wood backing board, 26 x 26 inches.

Shazam (1988).  oil on joined canvas slabs over masonite, 32 x 32 inches..

Shazam (1988). oil on joined canvas slabs over masonite, 32 x 32 inches..

Red Lined (1992).  oil on joined canvas slabs, with wooden backboard, 26 x 26 inches..

Red Lined (1992). oil on joined canvas slabs, with wooden backboard, 26 x 26 inches..

Octet for Brass (1986).  oil on joined canvas slabs, 12 x 12 inches..

Octet for Brass (1986). oil on joined canvas slabs, 12 x 12 inches..

Out of the Blue (1991).  oil on joined linen canvas slabs, 26 x 26 inches..

Out of the Blue (1991). oil on joined linen canvas slabs, 26 x 26 inches..

 
 

Other Geometric Abstract Oil Paintings

El Nil (1978). oil on canvas over masonite, 23.75 x 23.75 inches.

Rainbow (1979).  oil on fruit crate, 20 x 10.5 inches.

Rainbow (1979). oil on fruit crate, 20 x 10.5 inches.

 
Architectural Five (1968).  acrylic latex on woven canvas strips around wire frame, 10.5 x 10.5 inches.

Architectural Five (1968). acrylic latex on woven canvas strips around wire frame, 10.5 x 10.5 inches.

Untitled (tropical) (1976).  oil on layered canvas over wood, 6.5 x 6.75 inches..

Untitled (tropical) (1976). oil on layered canvas over wood, 6.5 x 6.75 inches..