AMERICAN, b. 1951
Donald Sultan is a contemporary American artist, known for his painting, sculpting and printmaking. More specifically, he is especially renowned and well known for his large scale still life paintings, as well as his original and unique use of industrial types of materials, including spackle, vinyl tiles, enamel, tar, and more. While he is an American artist, Donald Sultan has been featured all around the world in exhibitions, galleries, and museum collections.
He is recognized as a painter, printmaker, and sculptor, and best known for his large compositions made following a unique technique: in place of canvas, Sultan covers masonite with 12-inch vinyl floor tiles, from which he cuts geometric and organic forms. Sultan fills the negative spaces with tar or plaster, followed by a layer of paint; his resulting images are distinctively textured and equally balance the contrast of positive and negative space.