Description

    Ingo Swann (American, born 1933)

    Shoot
    1976
    Oil on canvas
    Signed lower right: Ingo Swann, 1976
    68 x 68 inches (172.7 x 172.7 cm)

    Ingo Swann, the parapsychological phenomenon who was used by American Intelligence agencies for his powers of 'remote viewing', the ability to remove one's consciousness to another location through the power of the mind and not physically, has delivered another great work from the mind of one who sees deep space and transforms the great void into fine art. It is from his experiences in the 1960's and 1970's that Shoot has its genesis. Swann's 'inside look' into the universe is captured by his transfer of those mental images into oil on canvas.

    A spectacular image of forward motion is conveyed by the use of lines racing toward the vanishing point of infinity, perhaps toward a distant galaxy as seen from the runway of a multi-colored launching ramp, giving the viewer a sense of being in a time machine galloping toward the future. While the distance of deep space is in the far black background, everything else in between is engulfed in the pointillist, near-space encircled by a rainbow aura at the bottom of the picture. The suns, moons and other-worldly bodies spaced at integral points throughout the 68 inch square canvas give the work symmetry, perspective and color through Swann's meticulous imagination and brushwork.


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    October, 2007
    13th Saturday
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