Courtlandt M. Swartz, born in 1993 is a Toronto based artist and recent graduate from Ontario College of Art and Design. His artwork has explored many styles and mediums including this unique process of casting sculpted forms of paint within clear prisms of hand cast acrylic glass. This technique has been refined by artist Courtlandt Swartz over the course of several years, and is unlike any other.
Courtlandt Swartz suspends sculptural forms of acrylic paint within prisms of hand cast acrylic glass. Selectively affecting the surface clarity allows internal elements to be concealed and revealed. There is no single or immediate way to experience the piece. Every angle exposes a different refraction of the brushstrokes contained in the sculpture. Having a longstanding background in realist painting has inspired Swartz to move into three-dimensional space, searching for a medium that provides multiple images simultaneously.