FEATURED ARTIST: Wyatt Kahn
Wyatt Kahn’s works consist of forms and gaps. He creates his paintings by fastening together shaped MDF panels covered with raw canvas or linen. His color paintings feature two “coats” of fabric; he layers raw canvas or linen over colored canvas on each form. Assembled and bolted together, the three-dimensional panel-forms visually flatten out and become the compositional elements of a two-dimensional picture plane. The gaps between the forms subsequently appear as lines within a pictorial composition. Kahn’s paintings thoroughly integrate pictorial space with that of the object. Each shape within the composition is the shape it is, but it also depicts the shape it is. Each finished abstract work acts simultaneously as a relief object and an image.
Recent solo and two person exhibitions of his work have been featured at T293, Rome; ReMap 4, Athens; and Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York.
Wyatt Kahn, Fat, 2012. Canvas on panel. 71 x 76 inches. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Eva Presenhuber. Photo: Genevieve Hanson.