Aaron Kasmin creates images of great formal elegance: spare, hard-won, miniature in scale but full of quiet power. He works with coloured pencil and chalk on paper. His favored motifs are everyday objects. From crumples of patterned linen to the sheen of a jug rim, the speckles on a pebble to candied liquorice, he makes us see them anew :
“What I am trying to convey in my work is the pleasure and beauty of looking. I compose small images that play with scale, balance, space, color and harmony. I enjoy the idiosyncrasies of the freely drawn line. The mood and character of each work is determined by the imperfections of the human eye recreating and interpreting exactly what is in front of it.”
Aaron Kasmin studied at London's Chelsea School of Art. He has exhibited in New York, Paris and London. This will be the artist’s third solo show with the Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery.