I stumbled upon the artwork of William Steiger at Margaret Thatcher Projects in New York. What instantly caught my eye was the graphic nature of his work. Steiger takes away the unnecessary details leaving the viewer with a pure vision of his subjects. Often placed on stark, white backgrounds he uses tones of color to capture his own view of America.
Anyone who has spent time on a cross country flight will instantly connect with his series of land and river paintings from birds eye view. Steiger captures the patchwork of farms that litter middle America in a serene manner. His other fascinations include rural barns and grain silos in which he creates solid compositions with his use of negative and positive space, and the allure of classic amusement parks such as Coney Island.
You can see more of his work here and here.
" Wheat Pool"
"Gondola and Wheel"