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Kal Mansur

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Tan Prelude Two, 2014 Acrylic And Plexiglass Wall Sculpture 16" X 16" © 2015 Kal Mansur
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Love Art Fair, 2015 © 2015, BoxHeart Gallery
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© Courtesy of the Artist and George Billis Gallery- LA
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Grey Valkyrie Five, 2015 Acrylic Construction 32 X 32 X 3 Inches
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New Valkyries: 2016 Artist of the Year, 2016 Acrylic Construction © 2016, Kal Mansur
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Blue Valkyrie One, 2015 Acrylic Construction 32" X 3" X 32" © 2015, Kal Mansur
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Gray Valkyrie 16, 2016 Acrylic Construction 32" X 3" X 32" © 2016, Kal Mansur
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Gray Valkyrie 19, 2016 Acrylic Construction 32"X 3" X 32" © 2016, Kal mansur
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Ivory Valkyrie 15, 2016 Acrylic Construction 32" X 3" X 32" © 2016, Kal Mansur
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Blue Kame Five, 2015 Acrylic Construction 12" X 2" X 12" © 2015, Kal Mansur
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Ivory Kame Seven, 2015 Acrylic Construction 12" X 2" X 12" © 2015, Kal Mansur
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Tan Prelude Two, 2014 Acrylic Construction 16" X 2" X 16" © 2014, Kal Mansur
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New Valkyries, 2016 Acrylic Construction © 2016, Kal Mansur
Quick Facts
Lives in
Toronto
Works in
Toronto
Representing galleries
Statement

Using new media, Kal Mansur brings a literal three dimensionality into his work. A highly polished level of skill is used to erase the trace of his hand, he overrides the expressive potential with his technical acumen. The object gains the upper hand rather than the maker - perhaps the ultimate aim of creativity - and the result is something more absolute than the originator. The basis for minimalism was the paring back of complexity to a purist point. The works of Donald Judd or Ellsworth Kelly are examples where the process is so mechanical that they appear manufactured rather than made. In Mansur's work, the fabrication leaves no room for evidence of human mistakes. This science fictive precision supports the aerodynamic lines. The lighting in the artwork comes from the inside of the piece yet there is no sign of a power source. It appears to generate its own illumination, a futuristic concept, but it is actually beaming from ambient light, just as the earth is lit by the sun or moon. 

Mansur's work is in various corporate and private collections, including the Rockefeller Foundation, Alliance Capital, Senvest Corporation, and KPMG. He has exhibited in Canada, the United States, and Europe. He lives and works in Toronto.