Oil on canvas, signed on reverse
8 x 11 x 1.75 in (20.32 x 27.94 x 4.44 cm)
This painting is a small and intimate example of the paintings of Daniel Kelwer, coming from his series 'Linear Tactility.' The paintings in this series all share a consistent, linearly divided composition with investigations into the visual and psychological resonance of color relationships and texture. Color relationships, texture, and a brushless paint application dominate the paintings’ surface, while also questioning the figure-ground relationship: The sculptural paint feels as if it is reaching off the canvas towards the viewer like the spines of a cactus. At the same time, the vibrant colors draw you back to the paintings’ surface. This example is dominated by the gradient of colors, shifting from a deep plum to a gold to a green, as addressed in the title. Visible between each of the stripes of color are the graphite lines he uses to guide the composition, emphasizing the material qualities and construction of the painting.
8 x 11 inches on 1.5 inch deep gallery canvas
Signed in ink on reverse