Radiating as from within, the landscapes represented in Kahn’s compositions are, in some manner, a ruse; they are present only inasmuch as they are conduits for an elaborate play with color and light, which seem to come from within the canvases, rather than resting on their surfaces. In Kahn’s compositions it is not so much that the landscapes are illuminated and animated by color, but rather that color itself is illuminated and animated. Although light and airy—often verging on exuberant—Kahn’s compositions have something of a fog hanging about them. Vibrant colors appear to press against a thick, enveloping mist. This unique application of color inspired Robert Gamblin, one of Kahn’s friends and a leading manufacturer of oil paints, to develop a special line of eight high-intensity, reflective pigments infused with generous doses of white called “Radiants,” which Kahn, naturally, now uses to make his paintings.