painting, sculpture, and Jewish mysticism, Robert Sagerman is an American
artist known for his intensely colored textural paintings. He mixes his own
pigments, carefully selecting the palettes and working on several canvases at a
time. Deliberate and methodical, his process consist of applying thick strokes
of oil or silicone onto the surface in pointillist fashion, a single color at a
time. Sagerman keeps track of every paint application and every color utilized,
documenting each number as he build up his abstract compositions. The works,
depending on the scale, can have anywhere from 50 up to 250 different colors.
Typically 3-inches thick, the canvases become quasi sculptural in their own
right and require a wood panel backing to support the weight of the material.
Sagerman has an extensive artistic education from Pratt Institute and New York
University, where he also earned his Ph.D. from the Dept. of Hebrew and Judaic