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Tannenbaum's mature abstract paintings began about
1970. By that time he had absorbed such influences as
Cubism, Abstract Expressionism, and Mondrians sense
A series of star-shaped canvasespictures that are
both solid and fluidstarted him off. These led into
a long series of geometrics in both black and white and
By 1984, Tannenbaum was working more fluently, aided by
his decision to abandon brushes, and obtaining a kind
of controlled spontaneity. The Gesture Geometric Series
(1997-1998) are excellent examples.
His latest work of the last four years, the Direct Impact
Series, now consists of more than 100 paintings and is
Some of Tannenbaums art reproductions and other
related materials have been accepted by museums such as
the Museum of Modern Art in NYC, the Baltimore Museum
of Art, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, and the Contemporary
Arts Museum in Houston, Texas. His paintings have been
selected for national venues by various curators such
as Tracey Bashkopff, Guggenheim Museum, NYC; Ginger Gregg,
Museum of Art, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; and Henry-Flood
Robers, Jr., Jacksonville Art Museum, Mississippi.
In the past two years, Tannenbaum has exhibited paintings
in the International Communication Exhibit, Seoul, Korea;
the Shin-Jung Gallery, Tokyo, Japan; and the Modern Art
Museum, Saitama, Japan.