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BRIAN CALVIN - NFTs

Almine Rech Editions is pleased to present a first-time collaboration with Foundation and contemporary artist Brian Calvin. Two animated NFTs by the artist will launch through the Foundation platform on May 8 at 3 PM EST.

To view the NFTs and register to bid, connect via this link

https://foundation.app/alminerech

Screen Test (Despina) and Screen Test (Pearl) both begin with one of my own previously finished paintings, which are themselves imaginary portraits.

I don’t work from models or photographs. I typically start with a detail—an eye, or a mouth, and then just work out from there. In some ways, I’m free associating with details from every painting I’ve ever come across, and every person I’ve ever seen. I paint things in, and then paint them out. At a certain point, details start to coalesce, and I start to sense something resonating underneath that sparks my soul. Screen Test (Pearl) was originally a painting I made this way in 2016. Screen Test (Despina) was a painting that I made when I was invited to install paintings during a production of Così fan tutte at the Metropolitan Opera in 2018. Neither Pearl nor Despina are a representation of an actual person, but by the time the paintings were finished the figures felt like real people to me.

- Brian Calvin

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Image of BRIAN CALVIN - NFTs
Image of BRIAN CALVIN - NFTs