Tony Delap continues to use hard-line geometric shapes to pose visual illusions. Using an over-sized plexiglass matrix, Delap applied bold, primary color to specific areas and highlighted these sections with black, affording his monotypes an elusive, three-dimensional quality. Delap’s ability to evoke vitality from the white space of the paper, allow his imagery to imply motion, rotation, and mystery as the negative space shares equal importance with his imagery. Delap’s monotypes are inspired by the prestidigitator’s tricks, the quick movement of the card player’s hand, and the constructivist paradigm of the Russian avant-garde.
Museum of Modern Art, NY, NY; Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, NY; The Tate Gallery, London, England; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY; Hirschhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, Wash. DC; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA; Oakland Museum of Art, Oakland, CA; Fujinomiya City,Japan; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, SF,CA; Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA; Montgomery Gallery, Pomona College, Claremont, CA; Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA; Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, NY; Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA