by Ed Kaplan
chashama 461 Gallery
461 West 126th Street
(between Amsterdam and Morningside)
New York, NY
January 26 - February 3, 2013
Saturday, January 26, 2 - 5 p.m.
Saturdays, 11 - 5 p.m.
Sundays, 11 - 4 p.m.
These Metropolitan landscapes are an inspiration to me as they capture a time and place in history, each with their own unique energy, light and shadow and most importantly, a story. The paintings are rendered with acrylic paint in a photo-realistic style using traditional brushes and an airbrush. My goal is to continue exploring and observing these urban dwellings and haunts which usually occur on long walks over bridges, passing buildings, restaurants, and hidden alley ways, to find inspiration to capture on my canvas. My goal is for the observer to feel as though they are veritably standing in the street.
Ed Kaplan was born on Long Island in 1971, and currently resides in Queens, New York. He received his degree in Advertising Art and Design, but considers himself a self-taught painter. For the past 24 years, he has designed and executed fine art paintings and commissions as well as murals and custom airbrushed automobiles. Shortly after completing a series of portrait paintings, painted on actual television screens entitled "Television Insanity," he began to pursue his current subject matter, the urban landscape.