Keltie Ferris - New Now New York Wednesday, September 28, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Horton Gallery, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    New York, D'Amelio Terras, Spray!, July 8–August 13, 2010
    New York, Horton Gallery, Keltie Ferris: KF + CM 4EVER, November 18, 2010–January 8, 2011

  • 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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signed, titled and dated "KELTIE FERRIS 2010 KF + CM 4EVER" on the reverse
oil, acrylic, oil pastel and spray paint on canvas
72 1/4 x 60 1/4 in. (183.5 x 153 cm)
Executed in 2010.

$10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for $23,940

Contact Specialist

Avery Semjen
Head of Sale, New Now
212 940 1207

New Now

New York Auction 28 September 2022