Keltie Ferris - New Now New York Wednesday, March 4, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Artist Biography

    Keltie Ferris

    American • 1977

    Brooklyn-based artist Keltie Ferris is most famous for large-scale paintings covered in layers of spray paint and hand-painted geometric fields. Ferris creates perceptual depth through a distinctive use of light and shapes. His work often gives the illusion of a pixelated landscape though it remains abstract in its final form. While spray paint is typically associated with graffiti or temporary, "on-the-go" artistic practices, Ferris harnesses its dynamism to create stable, highly intricate scenes from combinations of vibrant colors.

    He also uses his own body as a tool, covering it in oil and paint and pressing it against the canvas. He repeats this process numerous times to record his own trace as a slow but visible disappearance of the artist into the work.

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Greater Than > or Equal to =

signed, titled and dated “KELTIE FERRIS 2012 GREATER THAN > OR EQUAL TO =” on the reverse
oil, acrylic and pastel on canvas
60 x 48 1/4 in. (152.4 x 122.6 cm.)
Executed in 2012.

$20,000 - 30,000 

Contact Specialist

Sam Mansour
Associate Specialist, Head of New Now Sale
New York
+1 212 940 1219


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New York Auction 4 March 2020