"Sometimes forms (usually figurative) push their way to our eyes as if carved out from
the dense ground. Other times a thin line of white describes a surface pattern that just might resolve into a suggestive image. In these works the observation/stylization balance reverses, but the artist’s means are just as economical. He reveals enough
clues for our observing eyes to recognize a stylized shape as a profile or a figure in motion."
in the exhibition publication for
Paul-Henri Bourguignon: A Retrospective, 1906-1988
Schumacher Gallery, Capital University, Columbus, Ohio, 1989
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