Frederic C. Kaplan


Frederic C. Kaplan during his exhibition at Cerulean Arts

For two decades I have looked above into the cosmos for ideas and inspiration. The theories of Einstein, writings of Stephen Hawking, and the bizarre quantum character of nature have all contributed to the content of my pictures. For this new body of work I have searched not only above, but also below into the realm of the sea and the face of the earth.
Just as the cosmos has expanded and evolved from a compact beginning, our planet and its seas have likewise evolved. It has matured from a cloud of dust into a complex ecosystem. The cosmos, oblivious in its immensity to humanity, continues unaffected in its lumbering progression toward an unimaginably distant nothingness, while the earth plunges ever more rapidly toward climatic catastrophe. My current pictures contrast the pristine innocence of the universe to the indifferent human-driven defilement of planet Earth. 

Frederic C. Kaplan Resume 


Above and Below, oil & charcoal on linen, 36" x 48"  Available 


A Curious Place, oil on canvas, 32" x 48"  Available 


Black Holes are Not Bald, acrylic on canvas, 24" x 24"  Available 


Gravity Plus, acrylic on panel, 12" x 12"  Available 


Neptune: God of the Sea, acrylic & ink on canvas, 32" x 32"  Available 


Redshifted Waltz, acrylic on canvas, 24" x 24"  Available 


The Stuff We Are Made Of, acrylic on canvas, 24" x 24"  Available 


Uranus: God of the Heavens, acrylic & ink on canvas, 32" x 32"  Available 


Yes, It Rains in the Cosmos, acrylic on panel, 12" x 12"  Available 


Seeds of Time, acrylic & graphite on panel, 12" x 12"  Available 


Earth, acrylic on canvas, 24" x 24"  Available 


Mars, acrylic on canvas, 24" x 24"  Available 


Jupiter, acrylic, ink on canvas, 32" x 32"  Available 


Saturn, acrylic, ink on canvas, 32" x 32"  Available 


Uranus: God of the Heavens, acrylic, ink on canvas, 32" x 32"  Available 

Godel, Escher, Bach at Relativistic Velocity, oil, acrylic, ink on canvas, 32" x 72"  SOLD  

Mercury, acrylic on canvas painting, 24" x 24"  Available 


Venus, acrylic on canvas, 24" x 24"  Available  

Pluto, acrylic, ink on canvas, 18" x 18"  Available 


Despina, acrylic, ink on panel, 12" x 12" Available


Luna, acrylic, ink on panel, 14" x 14"  Available 


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


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


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


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


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


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


Fecundity II, oil on canvas, 11" x 14"  SOLD