Kenneth "Ken" Batista 1983 Signed “Isolate and Pivot” Acrylic on Canvas Painting


 A 1983 mural-scale acrylic on canvas painting by American artist Kenneth Batista. Titled Isolate and Pivot, this abstract work uses the illusion of depth to activate the dimensional grid which serves as the foundation of the work. Rows of impressively rendered spheres emerge from the depths of this imagined space. Letters and numbers run along the edges and serve as guidelines to the axes. A red sphere seems to fly out of a yellow tube in the upper left corner. Signed "Ken Batista 83" to the bottom right corner and titled verso.

Kenneth Batista graduated with an MFA in Printmaking from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1977. Batista has taught at the Dietrich School of Arts and Science at the University of Pittsburgh since 1978. Throughout his career, he has shown extensively and attended domestic and international artist residencies.



96" x 48" x 1.75".

Condition notes:

Heavy wear including discoloration, scratches, marks, primarily to the edges. Some discoloration and loss of color to the painting surface. One spot has been duct taped on verso to repair an approximately 2" hole in the canvas near the lower right hand corner of the work.

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