KAL MANSUR (Canadian, b.1965, Chittagong, Bangladesh)
Kal Mansur mines possibilities within abstraction, making a case for its plural nature. His work occupies a unique space that combines geometric abstraction with a diasporic approach to colour. While he draws from minimalist traditions, his use of colour evokes an elsewhere – an airforce base in Chittagong, a jungle inBorneo, a desert plain in Texas, aBrooklyn rooftop or a Toronto skyline – to places where he’s lived.“I use my work to tune visual perception,” he says.“Its non-definitive nature allows it to vibrate like a tuning fork.”
Mansur earned a BFA in Painting at theUniversity of Texas in 1990.His work has gained wide recognition and has been the subject of solo and group exhibitions in Toronto,New York, Ottawa, Doetinchem, Pittsburgh, and LosAngeles.He has been commissioned to produce work for Tiffany & Co., Le Meridien New York, the Conrad Los Angeles, Bonjour Capital, and Fairmont Hotels. His institutional commissions include three large-scale acrylic sculptures at George Brown College and one hundred acrylic sculptures at Toronto Metropolitan University. Mansur's work is included in the collections of Global Affairs Canada, TDBank Corporate Collection, SloanKettering,Alliance Capital, and Senvest Corporation. His works were exhibited at the Canada Pavilion at ExpoDubai 2020. His studio is in the
west end of Toronto.