American, b. 1951
A native of Asheville, North Carolina, Sultan attended the UNC, Chapel Hill before getting his MFA at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago. A pioneer of the New Image movement, Sultan has been deconstructing every day images and then re-imaging them using interesting textures and mediums. Sultan's work is found in most leading public and private art collections throughout the world.
The Poppy series is iconic, particularly the red/black ones. These two prints, Red and Black and Black and Red from 2007 are in the still-life tradition. Simultaneously representational and abstract, Sultan utilizes the poppy form and color, flattens the plane and experiments with lithography to create flocked and enameled passages.