work of 1967-1968, using colored lines across colored fields, and painterly
abstractions with allusions to nature, expressed his radical sense of
quality and historical direction. In a typical work of this period he
painted an asymmetrical, emotionally intense abstraction that combined
several styles and expressions in one picture; hard edge borders, hard
edge lines, stacks of brushed smears, on a deep red field.
of 1969 were varied; some resembled Surrealist dreamscapes while others
of 1969-1972 were inspired by Sung Dynasty Chinese Landscape Painting.
He combined stained surfaces with hard edged colored bands, painted
in different sizes across the bottom (some had abstract writing in them)
and later, colored bands of different lengths and widths on the edges.
The theme of landscape, flatness, the technique of staining, bands,
calligraphy and articulate use of color have been streams of consistent
interest in his work.
Landfield began exhibiting his paintings in New York City in 1966. Since
1969 he has had nearly 50 solo exhibitions of his paintings in important
contemporary galleries in the United States. His work has appeared in
numerous group shows all over the world. His paintings are represented
in many important museum and private collections in this country and