Cutting Paintings

by David Behringer of the Two Percent

David Allan Peters @ Ameringer McEnery & Yoh:  525 W 22nd NYC.

David Allan Peters paints dozens of monochrome layers, then meticulously carves the surface to reveal a gobstopper rainbow of color. Check a video of him in action.

Why it matters:
It's proof that there is ALWAYS a new idea.  No matter how exhausted a material or genre is, for HUNDREDS of years by MILLIONS of artists... there is always a new way to think about it. Also, they're simultaneously bad-ass and super pretty... and don't apologize for either.  .