Left: Upper Kern River/2, 2007; Right: Upper Kern River/1, 2007

The minimalist work of New York-based artist Rupert Deese is a cross between relief sculptures and monochromatic paintings. Inspired by nature and landscape, his work is filled with geometric shapes that are arranged in such a way that they appear to almost move. Depending on the light you can see the slight variations of depth from the facets and contours of the piece.

His work can be seen at the Marty Walker Gallery in Dallas, Texas.


Merced and Tuolumne Rivers/3, 2004


Merced and Tuolumne Rivers (Pale Blue), 2004


Kern River/10 (blue-gray), 2008


Kern River/10 (blue-gray) (detail view), 2008

His circular “Array” woodcut prints were inspired by topographical maps and are just as visually intriguing as his paintings.


Array 1000/Green, 2012


Array 1000/Red, 2012


Array 1000/Dark Blue, 2012


Array 1000 Suite, 2012

All images are copyright Rupert Deese. Courtesy of Marty Walker Gallery.