Aaron Kasmin


"My work at first glance appears to be very simple, just bands of colour; but these bands are imbued with subtlety and balance.  I use a variety of textures; flatness, depth, shiny and matt surfaces, opacity and clarity to try to achieve a certain balance and harmony.  For these pictures to look so simple takes a surprisingly long time; many layers of paint are built up and often removed before I achieve the completed final image.  The painted surface contains many subtleties and slowly the picture begins to determine itself, maybe one colour which then dictates the course of the whole, one large area leading to smaller ones, one part scraped and complex next to many flat simpler areas, or maybe painted with broad sweeping brushstrokes or small feathery ones.

"Although my work is known for being abstract I have also made figurative still life drawings, though until now I have kept them private.  But really the chasm between abstraction and figuration is not so huge, because one is dealing with the same concepts - composition, scale, size and colour.  It is just the finished pictures that are radically different."

Aaron was born in London in 1963 and studied at Chelsea School of Art.

Solo Exhibitions

2010
Piers Feetham Gallery, London & Aldeburgh
2008
Metropolitan Room, London
2006
Catherine Rubin, Paris
2001
Archeus Gallery, London
1996
Harriet Green Gallery, London
1995
Groucho Club, London
1994
Clove Two Gallery, London
1989, 1988
Albermarle Gallery, London
1987
Gallery 24, London
1986
Artist Of The Day, Angela Flowers Gallery, London

Group Exhibitions

2010, 2008, 2007, 2005, 2004
Caroline Wiseman Gallery, London
2010
Piers Feetham Gallery, London
2005
London Art Fair
2003
Flowers Central Gallery, London
2000
Eagle Gallery, London
1997
Harriet Green Gallery, London
Flowers East Gallery, London
1993, 1992
Albermarle Gallery, London
1992, 1991
Knoedler Gallery, London
1989, 1987
Contemporary Art Society, London
1988
Kapil Jariwala Gallery, London 

  • Ammonite by Aaron Kasmin
  • Black + White by Aaron Kasmin
  • Blue Stripes by Aaron Kasmin
  • Blues by Aaron Kasmin
  • Green Through Black by Aaron Kasmin
  • Red by Aaron Kasmin
  • Transylvanian Bowl by Aaron Kasmin
  • Untitled 1 by Aaron Kasmin