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David Simpson:
Interference Paintings

5/5 - 6/16/2007

Gallery Sonja Roesch is pleased to present David Simpson’s “Interference Paintings”. The exhibition runs from May 5, 2007 till June 16, 2007. Opening reception will be Saturday, May 5,2007 from 5 – 7 p.m.


Light in motion is a key element in David Simpson’s paintings. Iridescent Interference Pigments are combined with acrylic paint to achieve fascinating shifts in light and color, such as orange to purple, metallic-green to blue, or from silver to light blue. The painting’s surface is ever changing depending on the light source and the position of the viewer. This emphasis on and play with color and light in a painting references Rothko, Vermeer, J.M.W. Turner, as well as Gruenewald. Movement in overwhelming color fields combined with the delicateness and sensitivity of the surface of Simpson’s paintings, reflect the spirit of Rococo. The curving forms inherent in the style of Rococo inspired an elliptic-shaped canvas.


David Simpson, born in 1928 in California, is part of the American Art History. Represented internationally, his paintings are in many important Museums- and private collections, like the Museum of Modern Art and the Panza Collection in Italy.


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