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b. 1969, United States

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
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Telemachus by Brian Calvin contemporary artwork painting, ceramics
Brian Calvin Telemachus, 2021-2023 Acrylic on ceramic tile
25.5 x 25.5 x 3.5 cm
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Untitled by Brian Calvin contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, drawing
Brian Calvin Untitled, 2021 Pastel on paper
76.2 x 55.9 cm
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Untitled by Brian Calvin contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, drawing
Brian Calvin Untitled, 2022 Pastel on paper
76.2 x 55.9 cm
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Untitled by Brian Calvin contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, drawing
Brian Calvin Untitled, 2022 Pastel on paper
76.2 x 55.9 cm
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Untitled by Brian Calvin contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, drawing
Brian Calvin Untitled, 2022 Pastel on paper
76.2 x 55.9 cm
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Untitled by Brian Calvin contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, drawing
Brian Calvin Untitled, 2021 Pastel on paper
76.2 x 55.9 cm
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Untitled by Brian Calvin contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, drawing
Brian Calvin Untitled, 2021 Pastel on paper
76.2 x 55.9 cm
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Untitled by Brian Calvin contemporary artwork works on paper
Brian Calvin Untitled, 2021 Pastel and colour pencil on paper
29.7 x 41.9 cm
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Almine Rech contemporary art gallery in Brussels, Belgium
Almine Rech London, New York, Shanghai, Paris, Brussels +2
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