Ryan Nord Kitchen

Born in 1988. He lives and works in New York

Following the 2015 exhibition “Summer Paintings” at Terrault Contemporary in Baltimore, and the 2016 exhibition “Winter Paintings” at Nicelle Beauchene in New York City, “Fall Paintings” continues Kitchen’s investigation into the act of perception as it relates to lived experience.

 At once neither pictorial artifacts of a landscape, nor purely formal experiments, Kitchen plays with and encourages apparently simple gestural marks into intimations of recognizable landscape objects. Kitchen has spent nearly a decade concerned with manipulating traditional painting concepts in service of exploring the experience of perception as it shifts with time and prior knowledge.

 A circle may appear as the sun while lightly dry-brushed strokes may become a cold breeze. While a horizon line drifts into focus, a patch of unpainted linen pulls the painting back to a static and physical object in front of the viewer.

These paintings reward a close and unhurried examination. They are a celebration of the rhythm and passage of time.”

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Né en 1988. Vit et travaille à New York

Après l’exposition 2015 « Summer Paintings » au Terrault Contemporary à Baltimore, et l’exposition 2016 « Winter Paintings » chez Nicelle Beauchene à New York, « Fall Paintings » poursuit l’investigation de Kitchen sur l’acte de perception en relation avec l’expérience vécue.

À la fois ni artefacts picturaux d’un paysage, ni expériences purement formelles, Kitchen joue avec et encourage des marques gestuelles apparemment simples en intimations d’objets paysagers reconnaissables. Kitchen a passé près d’une décennie à manipuler les concepts traditionnels de la peinture afin d’explorer l’expérience de la perception telle qu’elle évolue avec le temps et les connaissances préalables.

Un cercle peut apparaître comme le soleil, tandis que des traits légèrement brossés à sec peuvent devenir une brise froide. Tandis qu’une ligne d’horizon dérive vers la mise au point, une tache de lin non peinte ramène la peinture à un objet statique et physique devant le spectateur.

Ces peintures méritent un examen attentif et sans hâte. Elles sont une célébration du rythme et du passage du temps. »

Ryan Nord Kitchen, Fall Paintings Exhibition, Galerie L’inlassable
Ryan Nord Kitchen, Fall Paintings Exhibition, Galerie L’inlassable
Ryan Nord Kitchen, Morning Rain, Oil on Canvas, 2021, 61 x 53 cm, 23,79 x 20,67 inches
Ryan Nord- Kitchen, Early Freeze, 2021, oil on canvas, 61 x 53 cm (23.79 x 20.67 in)
Ryan Nord Kitchen, Cold Evening, Oil on Canvas, 2021, 61 x 53 cm, 23,79 x 20,67 inches
Ryan Nord Kitchen, Fall Afternoon, 2021, Oil on Canvas, 61 x 53 cm (23.79 x 20.67 in)
Ryan Nord Kitchen, Leaves Along the River, 2021, Oil on Canvas, 61 x 53 cm (23.79 x 20.67 in)
Ryan Nord Kitchen, Windy Berm, 2021, Oil on Canvas, 61 x 53 cm (23.79 x 20.67 in)

Solo Exhibitions

2021
Fall Paintings, galerie l’inlassable, Paris, France

2021
2020 Paintings, Taymour Grahne Projects, London, UK (online)

2018
Landscape Paintings, Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, New York, NY

2016
Winter Paintings, Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, New York, NY

2015
Summer Paintings, Terrault Contemporary, Baltimore, MD
Paintings, Galleri Jacob Bjørn, Aarhus, Denmark

2014
Polyrhythms, Amalie Rothschild Gallery, Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD

Group Exhibitions

2022
A Place of One’s Own, Andrea Festa Fine Art, Rome, Italy

2021
Fresh Faces: The Rachofsky Collection, Site131, Dallas, TX
Beach, Taymour Grahne Projects, London, UK (online)

2020
The Big Country, Left Field, Los Osos, CA
Within the Distance, Johansson Projects, Oakland, CA (online)
Staycation […], FouFou Contemporary, Vienna, Austria (online)

2019
City Prince/sses, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
LandEscape: New Visions of the Landscape from Early 20th and 21st Centuries, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY

2017
Riot Act, Gangway, Newport, RI
Selected Works from the Bech Risvig Collection, Huset for Kunst og Design, Holstebro, Denmark

2016
Salt Talk, Auto Body, Brookhaven, NY
35 Works on Paper, BEERS London, London, UK
The Clear and the Obscure, Lulu, Mexico City, Mexico
Mother Popcorn, Big Medium, Austin, TX
Jon Pilkington, Ryan Nord Kitchen, Stefanie Heinze, Rod Barton, London, UK

2015
Hands off, NAM Project Milano, Milan, Italy
K-Town Studios Artists Show, MK Gallery, Vienna, VA

2014
The Wanderers, Trestle Projects, Brooklyn, NY
Everyday Paintings, Fantastic Worlds, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY