February 1, 2013

Paintings by David Kessler








Paintings by David Kessler

A series of waterscape paintings on abraded and polished aluminum. The light is reflected from the metal surface and at the same time absorbed by the painted areas making the painting appear holographic.
As a painter, it is important for me to address the concerns of painting—what has been done—and what can I add to this. My work on aluminum is an attempt to use the qualities of refracted light and to have these qualities interact with the painting. The completed image is produced both by refracted light, created by the use of various wire brushes and paint airbrushed in transparent layers. Within this process about half the image is produced by refracted light alone, simulating paint and about half by paint.