Michael Kessler is an artist based in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Kessler update > New works - June 2013
The forest has been a source of ideas and inspiration for 45 years now. These paintings draw upon decades of careful observation of forest structures and movements. The surface of the paintings are built up in a way that relates closely to the bark of the aspen tree. Filtered light and weather elements are also worked into the matrix. There is a blending of chance applications or random marks with precise geometric structure.
These paintings go through a layering process that includes the introduction of absorbent strips of paper followed by a capricious application of various tonal washes. The thing that is most fascinating to me is merging chaos with order.