Plexiglass & pigments
Mansur is known for his vivid acrylic sculptures, which are unique in their use of diffusion and concealment as compositional elements. Drawing inspiration from sources as diverse as Donald Judd, aeronautic engineering and biology, Mansur's pieces express a fusion of disparate influences into a cohesive projection.
The works are ambiguous encasements of various internal elements; they explore the properties of translucency, and how light can reveal and conceal the elements within. The result lends a kinetic quality to his art, creating a hybrid between geometric abstraction and the economy of form found in minimalism.
Example works & projects
About the Artist
Canadian Kal Mansur creates his acrylic wall sculptures in his Toronto studio. Mansur completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Texas, United States (1990). He has been awarded accolades by the Ontario Arts Council, and twice won the Juror's Award at the Peel Art Gallery, Ontario.
Mansur has exhibited solo across in key locations in North America, such as Toronto, Los Angeles and New York. He has been selected for group exhibitions worldwide, including: London, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Berlin, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, & Hamburg. His work has been commissioned for many international collections, such as Tiffany & Co. (Honolulu and Moscow), Ryerson University (Toronto), Alliance Capital (New York), KPMG (Toronto), as well as luxury cruise lines and private collections in Europe and the GCC.