is an internationally recognized contemporary American painter, filmmaker, and philanthropist best known for his life-size representational paintings.
His work combine figurative subjects with abstract backgrounds or “tromp l’oeil texture studies,”Of this dual representation strategy Kassan notes, “my effort to constantly learn to document reality with a naturalistic, representational painting technique allows for pieces to be inherent contradictions; paintings that are both real and abstract.” David Kassan received his B.F.A. in 1999 from the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY. He continued his studies at The National Academy, and the Art Students League of New York, both in Manhattan.
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