Brian Calvin - Tote Bag 'Confluence'
by Brian Calvin
OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 certified
38 x 42 cm
15 x 16 1/2 in
Printed in France
Limited edition of 300
Almine Rech Editions
Brian Calvin's exhibition 'Still' at the Palazzo Cavanis in Venice, Italy will be held from May 19 to July 2, 2023
Back in the 1990s, Brian Calvin began developing a figurative, non-narrative, pictorial style. Landscapes and portraits steeped in his Californian roots dominated this work. Close-up treatment of subjects, highly composed structures, as well as luminous colors laid flat endow these large-scale paintings with a strange temporality. In observing his technique of pictorial economy, one gradually comes to see a type of abstraction in his representation of certain details. They reveal, even greater still, the true finality of his work, reaffirming the primacy of a visual reflection on painting itself and its possibilities. “I prefer to experience abstraction through the creation and tending of images. Painting provides the medium.”
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