From the beginning of his attraction to abstract painting, an interest in its sensed metaphysical content guided and influenced Robert Sagerman. For him, the act of painting invites an encounter with the imperceptible substratum of physical reality. Sagerman's work emphasizes the materiality of paint itself to bring forward for scrutiny paint’s materiality for the purpose of subverting it, of transcending it in favor of that which undergirds it. The increasingly sensual properties of Sagerman's paint application and color choices all aim at this same goal--to portray the physicality of paint in such a way as to allow the viewer to participate in a metaphysical experience.
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