Keltie Ferris - Under the Influence London Tuesday, December 9, 2014 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Horton Gallery, New York

  • Exhibited

    London, Saatchi Gallery, Abstract America Today, 28 May - 9 September 2014
    New York, Horton Gallery, KF + CM 4EVER, 18 November 2010- 8 January 2011

  • Catalogue Essay

    “I like the feeling of looking through things to a world you can’t quite access, or a residue of a former world that you can’t quite get to, and I try to have that in my paintings”. Keltie Ferris

  • 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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oil, acrylic, oil pastel, spray paint on canvas
203.2 x 203.2 cm (80 x 80 in.)
Signed, titled and dated '!@#$%^&*() 2010 KELTIE FERRIS' on the reverse.

£15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for £20,000

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Tamila Kerimova
Head of Under the Influence
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Under the Influence

London Auction 10 December 2014 2pm