New York-based artist
Sperling creates these colorful motifs by stretching canvas over carved plywood and painting the desired hue on top. As a result, the forms appear as both two-dimensional and three-dimensional, depending on the angle of the viewer. The sinuous shapes of these squiggles create buoyant movement which, in conjunction with the rainbow color palette, makes the installations a dynamic experience to walk through.
“Illusion is also very important to me: the underlying structure gives the illusion of something, it is mysterious,” Sperling explains. “When the squiggles are skinnier, they have one central layer; in the middle, they have two; and when they are very large, they have three. That is a result of wanting to give the work an organic life-like feel, like the rings of a tree that grows with layers.” In addition to the squiggles, the artist also has numerous “double bubble” pieces hanging on the walls, which are produced using the same techniques.
Artist Josh Sperling has opened an exhibition called Spectrum of his most recent work in Perrotin, Hong Kong.
It features a collection of sculptural paintings inspired by illusions and abstract forms.