Ivan Sherman, Artist Statement
Ivan Sherman was born in New York to a family of representational painters. Artists like Paul Klee, Frank Stella and Saul Steinberg taught him to see in new ways, looking for different kinds of subjects and working with unexpected materials. Largely self-taught, Sherman had a long career creating award winning advertising. His current work explores illusions created by color, space and geometry to create large, whimsical wall-hung constructions from corrugated cardboard. He also works with more orthodox mediums including 3-dimensional assemblages made up of computer printouts. Ivan experiments with typographic forms that create a relationship between letter-forms and words and their meanings