Donald Sultan’s pieces are contemporary still-life masterpieces. His signature minimalist, large-scale paintings depict simple objects, like plants and buttons, against a pure black tar background.
Donald Sultan’s art resides in the finest galleries across the globe. Sultan incorporates unconventional industrial materials, like tar and spackle, to create his unique paintings. The artist uses deep black tar, his signature material, to create delicate smoke, like Smoke Rings (2001), or stark transitions, such as Reds and Blacks (2008). Similar to the abstract works of Robert Motherwell art, Donald Sultan decor combines minimalist aesthetics with bold geometric shapes.