This gold, blue, and white neo-expressionist oil painting depicts a white cockatoo on a gold and cobalt blue background. New York painter, Hunt Slonem is best known for his Neo –Expressionist paintings of bunnies, tropical birds and other exotic flora and fauna. Slonem’s recognizable paintings are layered with thick brush strokes and vivid colors. A continual exploration of post cubist abstraction and playful Formalism, emphasizing the tactile qualities of oil paint, Slonem's obsessive and repetitive rendering of his subjects reflects his desire to explore issues of spatial complexity, compression and density. Cross hatched patterns add additional texture and depth, uncovering upwards of 5 layers of paint, revealing the under painting. Described as a painter’s painter, Slonem’s work is the result of his ongoing fascination with the manipulation and implementation of paint. Slonem moved to New York City in the late 1970’s and became a recognizable participant in the city's burgeoning art scene. An internationally recognized painter, sculptor and print maker, his work is represented in over 100 museums, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim and The Whitney Museum of American Art, in New York City.