DAVID MANN, Liquid Gravity, Oil, alkyd, acrylic on panel, 30 × 72 inches, 2001. Collection of the National Academy of Sciences.

Liquid Gravity

Central to the paintings by artist David Mann is the relationship between natural phenomena and the technological means of imaging it. Within Mann’s luminous abstractions, he constructs fantastical spaces that appear to hover simultaneously between the microscopic and the cosmic. The technologies that allow us to visualize the natural world invisible to the human eye serve as inspiration for the forms that fill Mann’s canvases.

David Mann is represented by McKenzie Fine Art, New York City (

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"Archives." Issues in Science and Technology 26, no. 1 (Fall 2009).

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