Bachelor of Fine Arts
Kal Mansur is best known for his luminous wall sculptures. Materials such as acrylic, cast acrylic, and epoxy resin are combined and manipulated to create cohesive, elemental pieces of art. He uses transparency like a brushstroke, varying its dept...
Kal Mansur is best known for his luminous wall sculptures. Materials such as acrylic, cast acrylic, and epoxy resin are combined and manipulated to create cohesive, elemental pieces of art. He uses transparency like a brushstroke, varying its depth and application to manipulate available light. Mansur's acrylic sculptures are dimensional objects made of painted plexiglass. Embedded fluorescent pigments project colour through the edges. The work absorbs and reflects light, allowing the viewer to visually travel through the composition. Mansur’s latest works are large-scale paintings with embedded circular sculptures that create changing reflections. Through this series Mansur mines the possibilities within abstraction and makes a case for its plural nature. Foreground and background become indistinguishable, creating new modes of interference in painting. Mansur completed his BFA from the University of Texas at Austin in 1990. His work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group shows throughout North America and Europe. Collectors include Tiffany & Co., Bonjour Capital, Memorial Sloan Kettering, Alliance Capital, George Brown College, Toronto Metropolitan University, among others. His works were recently acquired by Global Affairs Canada for their permanent collection, and were placed at the Canada Pavilion at Expo 2020. He lives and works in Toronto.
Born in 1965. Currently residing in Toronto, Canada.
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