b. 1969, USA

Brian Calvin Biography

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.'

Brian Calvin Featured Artworks

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Façade by Brian Calvin contemporary artwork painting
Brian Calvin Façade, 2019 Acrylic on canvas
284.5 x 177.8 cm
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Proscenium by Brian Calvin contemporary artwork painting
Brian Calvin Proscenium, 2019 Acrylic on canvas
182.9 x 274.3 cm
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Subduction by Brian Calvin contemporary artwork painting
Brian Calvin Subduction, 2019 Acrylic on canvas
142.2 x 213.4 cm
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Ghost by Brian Calvin contemporary artwork painting
Brian Calvin Ghost, 2019 Acrylic on canvas
177.8 x 142.2 cm
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Group Thinking by Brian Calvin contemporary artwork painting
Brian Calvin Group Thinking, 2019 Acrylic on canvas
142.2 x 177.8 cm
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Some Distance by Brian Calvin contemporary artwork painting
Brian Calvin Some Distance, 2019 Acrylic on canvas
142.2 x 177.8 cm
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A Little Background by Brian Calvin contemporary artwork painting
Brian Calvin A Little Background, 2019 Acrylic on canvas
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Others by Brian Calvin contemporary artwork painting
Brian Calvin Others, 2019 Acrylic on canvas
45.7 x 45.7 cm
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Brian Calvin Recent Exhibitions

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Brian Calvin Represented By

Almine Rech contemporary art gallery in Brussels, Belgium Almine Rech Aspen, Brussels, London, New York, Paris, Shanghai
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