The Art of It: Image Play
Donald Groscost's technique challenges a viewer's perception
New York–based artist Donald Groscost creates large paintings that challenge the viewer’s perception of the traditional medium. Torii is a painterly exploration of abstraction and the process of image simulation in our digitized era.
Groscost repeatedly applies and scrapes away layers of pigment onto a prepared surface, which gives his paintings depth and texture but with a smooth finish. His oils on canvas are deceptive and appear to be created by some form of virtual media. The vibrancy of his palette serves to heighten the impression of a mechanically transmitted image.
Groscost has been included in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Europe, Asia, and the United States and has a broad collector base worldwide. On exhibit until September 10 at Heather Gaudio Fine Art, in New Canaan