Frederic C. Kaplan


Frederic C. Kaplan during his exhibition at Cerulean Arts

Like many of my generation, I grew up on a diet of science fiction dramas, dreams of space exploration, and fascination with the strange ways in which the physical universe operated. Eventually, I discovered Einstein’s relativity theories, the writings of Stephen Hawking, and the bizarre quantum character of nature. I became a physics addict, reading everything I could get my hands on. It was inevitable that these ideas would find their way into my art and would inform my search for meaning in my personal experiences amidst an impersonal universe.
Using oil, acrylic and gouache, my paintings combine abstract and representational elements to fuse the personal with the cosmic over a geometric structure. My pictures are concerned with the vastness of space as well as tiny fluctuations on a quantum scale. They reveal observations about the universality of the human condition, along the preciousness of individual experiences. In the end, everything that is and was and may be are combined in the soup of reality portrayed in my pictures.



Awakening, oil on canvas, 24" x 44"  Available 


Dusty Morn, acrylic on canvas, 11" x 14"  Available 


Nightfall, acrylic on canvas, 11" x 14"  Available 


Sanctuary in Green, acrylic on canvas, 20" x 22"  Available 


Entropic Landscape, oil on canvas, 18" x 48"  Available 


Fecundity I, oil on canvas, 11" x 14"  Available