David Jon Kassan


Brooklyn-based realist painter David Jon Kassan creates work grounded in a formalist style that captures elements of the figure and multi-layered, textured surfaces. While his subject matter varies, the artist primarily follows the philosophies of the Ashcan School of American Realists. Kassan often mixes the attention of the figure with the surrounding surfaces to create works that simultaneously reference Abstract Expressionism and traditional portraiture. The artist attended the Arts Students League of New York, the British Institute of Florence in Italy and is a B.F.A. graduate of Syracuse University College of Visual and Performing Arts. This year, Kassan is exhibiting in the “Converging Passions” exhibition with Andreeva Gallery in Sante Fe and “The Los Angeles Art Show” at the Barker Hangar in the Santa Monica Airport in Los Angeles.