Keltie Ferris - Contemporary Art Day Sale New York Monday, November 11, 2013 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Deitch Projects, New York

  • Exhibited

    New York, Deitch Projects, The Open, September 10 - October 25, 2009
    Overland Park, The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Aberrant Abstraction, November 20, 2009 - January 31, 2010

  • 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. Her 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.

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

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Fangs Out

oil, acrylic, oil pastel and spray paint on canvas
89 1/2 x 80 in. (227.3 x 203.2 cm.)
Signed, titled and dated "Fangs Out. Keltie Ferris 2009" on the reverse.

$40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for $47,500

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Contemporary Art Day Sale

New York 12 November 2013 11AM