Saxophone State Building

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Oil on canvas.

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John Crowther
John Crowther Critic

January 25, 2022

Eloy’s Saxophone State Building is a light-hearted evocation of music, rhythm, and freedom. The central form recalls a musical note or saxophone. The slim curving form making its way up the right side of the canvas is reminiscent of trails of smoke curling their way through an old jazz club. The fluidity of the black and yellow dancing shape brings to mind Jazz's improvisational and constantly changing nature. No two ensembles are the same; the musicians play off the notes of their colleagues in a frenetic and spontaneous musical explosion.

Saxophone State Building finds inspiration in Henri Matisse’s famed Cut-Outs. The pared-down forms, economy of means, and perfectly balanced color palette evoke the best of Matisse’s work. Furthermore, the white moon-like shape in the top right of the canvas harkens back to the celestial forms dominating the Cut-Outs.   

Saxophone State Building is a truly impressive composition that is effortlessly cool, visually liberating, and perfectly balanced.

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Painting - Unframed
Oil, Canvas
18.00 inches wide
24.00 inches tall
1.00 inches deep
1.50 lbs
Bronx, NY, US