Roy Kinzer

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Artwork
Long Island City (2010) Acrylic and collaged map on wood panel, 30" x 56"
Taftville (2009) Acrylic and collaged map on wood panel, 32" x 30"
South Street (2010) Acrylic and collaged map on wood panel, 32" x 30"
Madriver, Winsted (2008) Acrylic and collaged map on wood panel, 48" x 51"
Attawan Heights (2009) Acrylic and collaged map on wood panel, 32" x 40"
Roy
Kinzer
Artist's Statement

My paintings show the random fractal patterns formed when road maps are integrated with satellite images. I focus on the self-similar aspects of fractals patterns, when they have the same contours and structures across different scales. Each element holds within it the same properties as the larger system. My work explores the self-similar patterns of a cityscape and exposes its larger, hidden infrastructure. The cityscape is scarred with scratches, scrape marks and bleached-out light. These marks visually tear into the repetitive urban fabric, digging into the surface like road construction.

I see my paintings in the tradition of the Hudson River School painters, who used perspective, magnified scale and dramatic lighting to explore the Sublime, the feeling of rapture or awe caused by the beauty and terror of nature. I use the same effects to visualize a modern Sublime where technology magnifies the patterns of urban fractals.

Bio/Resume

Roy Kinzer
www.roykinzer.com

Awards / Acquisitions

Pollock-Krasner Foundation Artist Grant, New York, NY
Curator’s Choice Award, Albright Knox Collector’s Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ
Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich, NJ
Fellowship, New Jersey State Council for the Arts, NJ
International Multiple Sclerosis Management Practice, New York, NY

Recent Solo Exhibitions

LaGuardia Community College, Long Island City, NY
Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York, NY
Fairleigh Dickinson University. Hackensack, NJ
The Sculpture Center, NY

Recent Group Exhibitions

Affordable Art Fair, New York, NY
Red Dot, New York, London, NY, Miami
Albright Knox Collector’s Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Lesley Heller Gallery, New York, NY
Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York, NY
Metaphor Contemporary Art, Brooklyn, NY

Education

MFA, Vermont College, Montpelier, VT
Certificate of Art, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA