Gabe Langholtz is an American painter, living and working in Austin Texas.
His work, although primarily representational, is seminal to American Color Field painting, focusing on color relations, pattern making, form and line with little concern for depth and proportion.
As a recurring theme in many of his works, Langholtz explores traditional subject matter presented in nontraditional ways. These paintings are an amalgamation of color, texture and pattern, with a heavy emphasis on the two-dimensional surface of the canvas. As a result, the paintings have a playful quality that’s reminiscent of children’s art.
In line with many of his artistic influences, Langholtz’ paintings are rugged, imperfect, yet heavy with the human spirit.
Langholtz is influenced by the work of Mary Fedden, Milton Avery, Mark Rothko and Gary Bunt, while folk art and collage heavily inform his distinctive style.