Art Green (artist)
Arthur Green (born 1941) is one of the indigenous Hairy Who members from Chicago, a work of students from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago who exhibited together in the 1960s and 1970s and turned to representational art later than a slight surrealist touch. He was with a supporter of the University of Waterloo's gift for greater than 30 years. His painting style mixes pop-art motifs later than surrealist tendencies, creating a contained anxiety between order and chaos, rationalism and irrationalism. His upbringing in Chicago and its vicinity surely influenced him, from the accessibility to masterpieces at the Art Institute of Chicago to the grand architecture of Louis Sullivan, but with advertisements from the 1940s and 1950s that oozed once undertones of sexuality. His paintings appeal from American popular imagery, but complicate them, often using the full spectrum of animate colors and combining trompe l'oeil effects to play-act with the viewer's prudence of balance.