Gary Komarin's style, a merger of painting and drawing, pays tribute to his mentor, Philip Guston. Komarin’s Cakes break the picture plane of his rich and elegantly composed color fields.
The artist remembers his mother baking cakes throughout his childhood, and doodling cake-like stacks of round discs in his classroom notebooks. Studying under Philip Guston at Boston University, he
was awarded a Graduate Teaching Fellowship. Like many artists of his generation, his work is deeply indebted to the New York School. Komarin has been particularly successful at filtering these influences throughout his own potent iconography.