Omnis Cellula E Cellula 2023 40x30 - Huge
Original Painting : Acrylic w/ Various Pouring Mediums
Size : 40x30 in | 102x76 cm
Huge Mixed Media on Canvas - Inquire $$$$$
Hand SignedUpper Right on Verso
Not FramedGallery Wrapped Does Not Need Framing
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Provenance / HistoryA review and update of a controversial 20-year-old theory of consciousness claims that consciousness derives from deeper level, finer scale activities inside brain neurons. The recent discovery of quantum vibrations in \"microtubules\" inside brain neurons corroborates this theory, according to review authors. They suggest that EEG rhythms (brain waves) also derive from deeper level microtubule vibrations, and that from a practical standpoint, treating brain microtubule vibrations could benefit a host of mental, neurological, and cognitive conditions. This is the work of Stuart Hameroff and Roger Penrose who have studied microtubules inside brain neurons. The imagery in this painting is the product of meditation of this process. It is a continuance of earlier consciousness studies i.e, the Octopus Meditations and the physical structure of thought. The connection between painting processes and neuronal vibration is very similar to the early tenets of abstract expressionism which permeates the artist\'s career
Story / Additional InfoProcess becomes the soil from which an aesthetic takes root. Leonardo da Vinci said that art is never finished, only abandoned, and such is the case here; we sense Kerns' paintings could carry on infinitely, and indeed perhaps our very observation is part of what we might call their interbeing. Their undeniable physical presence charges the room with a tangible invitation to inter-exist with them, which is to say, interact. If we imagine the presence of an acoustic guitar in an otherwise empty room, an implicit sense of participation arises, saturating the air with sonic possibilities. The guitar’s shape and scale also communicate as reciprocal parts, for the guitar is an analog counterpoint of the human body. Kerns’ paintings operate in a similar way - their palpable physical presence beckons the viewer to participate with their veiled surfaces, which balance absence and presence, subtraction, and addition, and call forth traces of layered body actions silently mimicked in the viewer.
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Ed Kerns - United States
Art Brokerage: Ed Kerns American Abstract Expressionist Artist: b. 1945. Ed Kerns (February 22, 1945) is an American abstract artist and educator. Kerns studied with the noted Abstract-Expressionist painter, Grace Hartigan and through the elder artist came to know and work with many artists of that generation including, Phillip Guston, Willem de Kooning, James Brooks, Ernest Briggs, Richard Diebenkorn and Sam Francis. Born in 1945 in Richmond, Virginia, Kerns started painting at a young age. He attended the Richmond Professional Institute, receiving his BFA in 1967. He went on to the Maryland Institute, where he studied with painter Grace Hartigan. Here, Kerns received the Hoffberger Fellowship and graduated with an MFA in 1969. Kerns first gained exposure in 1972, when he was commissioned by art collector Larry Aldrich to paint 100 paintings over the course of the year as gifts.That same year, Kerns had his first solo art show at the AM Sachs Gallery in New York. Over the course of the 1970s and 80s, Kerns formed a close partnership with the Rosa Esman Gallery and exhibited ten solo shows there. Of his work in the late 1970s and early 80s, gallery coordinator Judith Stein says, “He works slowly, creating no more than ten large paintings a year. His media are acrylic, sand, and thread, the last used to stitch together sections of canvas. Often plywood or upsom board is used as support.” Listings wanted.