Top Painting: Flying Point Beach, Acrylic, 36" X 36"
2nd Row Left: Volcanic Sunset, Acrylic, 36" X 36"
2nd Row Right: Torremolinos Sunrise, Acrylic, 36" X 36"
3rd Row Left: Noyac Sunset, Acrylic, 36" X 36"
3rd Row Right: My Blue Heaven, Acrylic, 36" X 36"
Bottom: Cinco de Mayo, Acrylic, 36" X 36"
Born in Brooklyn and raised in the Bronx, Ted Asnis attended the University of Florida, where he earned a B.A. degree in Architecture. After completing post graduate work at NYSID (New York School of Interior Design), he went on to become one of the top architectural illustrators in the field. His work for Edward Durell Stone, Carleton Varney and other major designers appeared in House Beautiful, House & Garden, and The New York Times and the covers of Interior Design Magazine and other design publications.
For more than 25 years, Ted ran his own commercial office design firm in NYC doing work for Simon & Schuster, United Technologies and Paramount Pictures, while continuing to exhibit his artwork, before retiring to Sag Harbor where he took to painting full time. His work has appeared in solo and group exhibitions throughout Long Island, where it has often been featured and awarded for his masterful technique.
Long revered for his traditional open landscapes depicting beloved Hamptons beach scenes and farmlands along with beautiful architectural renditions of local barns, boats and farmhouses, Asnis’s paintings have a history of capturing the spirit, beauty and light of Long Island’s East End.
His latest series of paintings reflects a bold, new contemporary approach with the artist's current interest in developing abstract work. In so doing, he has developed a new technique of applying rich layers of paint with short, vivid strokes. Viewers will see many of the same local landscapes, often combining his earlier techniques with new. The result is a captivating and refreshing series of canvases illustrating beaches, bays and sunsets in a palette of vibrant colors. There is also a series of abstract, expressionistic paintings that are simply filled with those richly layered paint strokes. The new paintings are larger in scale, commanding a greater presence and often incorporating Asnis’s signature use of space, movement and perspective.
Currently: Exhibition of New Paintings @ Bobby Van's Restaurant in Bridgehampton: TED ASNIS ABSTRACTS
The exhibition “Ted Asnis Abstracts” provides a perfect complement to the three major international Fine Art Fairs coming to the Hamptons this July. Fair goers may enjoy a relaxing and delicious meal at Bobby Van’s while taking in new works by a revered Hampton’s artist depicting a contemporary version of local landscapes. It wouldn’t be the first time a local artist was discovered in an area long well known for its history of fine artists who have made the East End of Long Island their home and inspiration. Read more...
Besides Bobby Van’s, the artists’ work may be seen at his Sag Harbor studio by appointment.
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