This is a painting by Ion Nicodim (don’t know title or date, but I assume it’s from the ’70s). A well-kept secret, Ion Nicodim is a rather obscure name for the public in his native country, Romania (though I doubt he is really that famous internationally either), but extremely appreciated by critics, who consider him one of the most important Romanian painters of the second half of the 20th century. There were quite a lot of painters here who attempted Tachisme (that’s the term that was used, since Abstract Expressionism is the American term, and at the time we were more open towards France than towards the USA), but few have attempted color field painting. After his early figurative paintings, Nicodim sharpened his sense of color and painted color fields (most of them either yellow or blue) abstracted from natural subject matters (such as fields of rape or rainbows, as you can see here). This is one of his yellow paintings, and a great one.