Mysticism and color relationships

  Silicone on canvas mounted on panel — a work by Robert Sagerman, in the current group show “Room for Play,’’ at Heather Gaudio Fine Art, New Canaan, Conn. The gallery says:    “Robert Sagerman combines mysticism and investigation of color relationships in his paintings. He builds up the texture by squeezing individual dollops of paint he has mixed himself, slowly amassing the surface with a deliberate fashion. Sagerman counts and records ever single pigment application and keeps track of the numbers that are typically in the thousands. The practice of counting is a meditation based in medieval Jewish mysticism, a method Kabbalists believed could bring forth divine clarity. Sagerman’s technique makes for richly textured, captivating and mesmerizing color field paintings.’’

Silicone on canvas mounted on panel — a work by Robert Sagerman, in the current group show “Room for Play,’’ at Heather Gaudio Fine Art, New Canaan, Conn. The gallery says:

“Robert Sagerman combines mysticism and investigation of color relationships in his paintings. He builds up the texture by squeezing individual dollops of paint he has mixed himself, slowly amassing the surface with a deliberate fashion. Sagerman counts and records ever single pigment application and keeps track of the numbers that are typically in the thousands. The practice of counting is a meditation based in medieval Jewish mysticism, a method Kabbalists believed could bring forth divine clarity. Sagerman’s technique makes for richly textured, captivating and mesmerizing color field paintings.’’