The works of Kagan speak about the intersection of contrasts. He draws powerful strokes that seem chaotic, but designed to form cohesive, realistic images when viewed from a distance. After applying Kagan does not change its smear. This commitment to the original application symbolizes the seriousness of the choices and mistakes in its storylines of space exploration.
Using NASA photographs as source material, Kagan’s paintings have a cinematic quality. They note the tension between humanity and technology, the limitations and victories of man and the knowledge that a mistake in this desire for victory can lead to a tragic sacrifice.