Jarrod Beck explores glass, metal and cast paper pushing these materials to new limits. For example, he pours molten iron or aluminum into wooden troughs. The heat of the metal burns the wood. The final artwork presents the process the results of this process of burning the original wooden mold.
Per Kesselmar paints on metal surfaces. He applies the oil paint in exceptionally thin coats that create an inner glow and/or depth. The two-dimensional surface takes of depth with his larger paintings enveloping the viewer.
Ultimately, each artist explores the surface of the artwork drawing the viewer into a close exploration of each piece.