Todd Kelly
Working in oil, spray paint, and collage, Todd Kelly creates geometric, painterly, and textured paintings. He often extrapolates successive degrees of abstraction from an initial figurative approach, such as a still life or Old Master painting. His canvases are meant to hang in groups that can be endlessly rearranged to create a sort of puzzle imagined by the viewer, resulting in an experience where the viewer's journey supersedes the creator's intent. Influences range from Dutch 17th-century painting, old wallpapers, and patterns in illuminated manuscripts, to graphic design and digital forms of experimentation.