Op art works are abstract, and while mostly in black and white, UK artist Carl Cashman usually infuses his with clashing neon colors. Using geometry and optical illusion, his works depict hidden symbols and movement, as in bold patterns that appear to flex and warp. Cashman (covered here) enhances these qualities with a style that he calls “Neometry”. Unlike completely abstracted art, which bears no trace of anything recognizable, Cashman’s sees his art as a sort of biography. The inspiration behind his latest series of acrylic works, titled “An Edited Version of Life”, references moments in his daily life.
“Good things come, to those that paint” is the title and philosophy of Carl Cashman’s latest solo exhibition, opening April 10th at Galleri GEO in Norway. It’s a play on the original English phrase that promotes the virtue of patience, something Cashman says he learned through the art making process. His previous showing (covered here), “Neometry” put a label on his signature style, which combines neon-colored Op Art with geometry elements. Take a look at our preview after the jump.
Subtlety isn’t a concern of Carl Cashman’s. His version of Op Art is ostentatious and fluorescent. He juxtaposes opposing colors in geometric grids that seem to pulsate with intensity like a light show at a concert. There is something musical in the way he arranges color with geometry and rhythm. Following his solo show at Portland’s Breeze Block Gallery last year, the artist is working with curator Sven Davis once again for “Neometry,” which opens at Prescription Art in Brighton, UK on June 6. “Neometry” is the term Cashman coined to describe his style — neon geometry, a shorthand for his candy-hued compositions. Take a look at a preview of the show after the jump.