Jesse Ensling. Letting Nature Reveal Itself

. June 24, 2014

“I love carving a stone and letting it tell me where it wants to go,” Jesse Ensling says of his sculptures. “It is a process that speaks to me and connects me to a past when carving stone was just beginning.”

Jesse Ensling-Abstract Marble

Jesse Ensling-Abstract Marble

A painter as well as a sculptor, Ensling captures nature in many forms in his work, letting his sensitivity to color, shape and texture lead him. The artist calls his style “expressionistic and abstract,” but his control over his materials and ability to create a feeling of movement and depth in his pieces give them a powerful immediacy and physicality. His sculptures, executed in stone and marble, exhibit strength and delicacy, their undulating arcs giving the solid material lightness and freedom.

Ensling’s oil paintings are his way of “depicting nature two dimensionally.” Using a palette that animates soft earth tones with accents of pink or yellow, he creates a world that exudes a sense of harmony while remaining spontaneous and open. “My art expresses my love of nature,” he says, and that feeling gives his work its special appeal.

Exhibition Dates: July 5, 2014 – July 25, 2014
Reception: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11-6
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York

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Category: Sculpture

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