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Silvered Reeds , 2018

Acrylic and resin on abraded aluminium
48 × 72 in
122 × 183 cm
This is a unique work.
£20,000 - 30,000
location
London
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David T. Kessler
American, b. 1950
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Painter David T. Kessler is renowned for creating the illusion of depth on flat surfaces. He achieves his optical illusions by applying transparent layers of airbrushed paint on abraded and polished aluminum, adding in physical elements to refract light with various wire brushes. As he explains, “the dual concerns of working with simulation: refracted light simulating paint, and hybridization: the use of aluminum, wire brushes and paint; are an attempt to create an image working within some kind of context that is post-modern.” Kessler’s preferred subject is abstracted waterscapes that incorporate realistic imagery, coaxing viewers into shifting “their perception to accommodate the incongruity of light being reflected from the metal surface, while at the same time being absorbed by the painted seas,” as he describes.

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David T. Kessler
American, b. 1950
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Painter David T. Kessler is renowned for creating the illusion of depth on flat surfaces. He achieves his optical illusions by applying transparent layers of airbrushed paint on abraded and polished aluminum, adding in physical elements to refract light with various wire brushes. As he explains, “the dual concerns of working with simulation: refracted light simulating paint, and hybridization: the use of aluminum, wire brushes and paint; are an attempt to create an image working within some kind of context that is post-modern.” Kessler’s preferred subject is abstracted waterscapes that incorporate realistic imagery, coaxing viewers into shifting “their perception to accommodate the incongruity of light being reflected from the metal surface, while at the same time being absorbed by the painted seas,” as he describes.

Silvered Reeds , 2018

Acrylic and resin on abraded aluminium
48 × 72 in
122 × 183 cm
This is a unique work.
£20,000 - 30,000
location
London
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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