Michael Kessler was born in 1954 in Hanover, Pennsylvania. He currently lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Michael Kessler's rhythmic and elegantly layered geometric abstractions are held in museums and major collections throughout the world. While the compositions of his heavily-layered acrylic works are based in hard-edged geometric painting, they are not hiding measured mathematical formulas: their rhythms are loose and opulently musical. Kessler's paintings reveal themselves in time: while they might seem tightly intellectual at first, they ultimately revel in lush tonality and the complexities of layering, color, transparency and texture. Michael Kessler has won major awards such as the Rome Prize of the American Academy and the prestigious Pollock/Krasner Award.
Michael Kessler (1954- )