|Eric Gibson, the contributing editor of Studio International, writes:
Richard Saba's work is rooted in the expressionist aesthetic, in particular that of Abstract Expressionism. His particular idiom consists of gesture painting in which vibrant but nuanced color plays a prominent role, the whole ordered by a vestigial Cubist structure. What sets his paintings apart from expressionism new and old is his effort to make his abstract language speak to broader issues about life and human values. That he succeeds is evident in the emotional scope of his work. It runs from broad and confident to restrained and introverted, and is possessed of a range and suppleness rare in contemporary painting. Such is his success at invoking more than simply the conditions of painting that are moments when one feels he has come as close to narrative art as abstraction can.
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