Brian Calvin

Hours


Paris

  • , Amnesia, 2015
    Acrylic on canvas
    213,36 x 142,24 cm
    84 x 56 inches
  • , Offering, 2015
    Acrylic on canvas
    142,24 x 213,36 cm
    56 x 84 inches
  • , Elsewhere, 2015
    Acrylic on canvas
    182,88 x 116,84 cm
    72 x 46 inches
  • , Rare Air, 2015
    Acrylic on canvas
    177,8 x 177,8 cm
    70 x 70 inches
  • , Looking, 2015
    Acrylic on canvas
    121,92 x 182,88 cm
    48 x 72 inches
  • , Still Looking, 2015
    Acrylic on canvas
    142,24 x 177,8 cm
    56 x 70 inches
  • , Sweater Weather, 2015
    Acrylic on canvas
    177,8 x 142,24 cm
    70 x 56 inches
  • , Procession, 2015
    Acrylic on canvas
    142,24 x 177,8 cm
    56 x 70 inches
  • , Another Smoke, 2015
    Acrylic on canvas
    213,36 x 142,24 cm
    84 x 56 inches
  • , Sky Sea Sand, 2014-2016
    Acrylic and sand on canvas
    182,88 x 121,92 cm
    72 x 48 inches
  • , Unseen Seas, 2015
    Acrylic and sand on canvas over panel
    91,44 x 60,96 cm
    36 x 24 inches
  • , Unseen Seas, 2014
    Acrylic and sand on linen
    76,2 x 60,96 cm
    30 x 24 inches
  • , Unseen Seas, 2016
    Acrylic and sand on linen
    60,96 x 45,72 cm
    24 x 18 inches
  • , Unseen Seas, 2016
    Acrylic and sand on linen
    60,96 x 45,72 cm
    24 x 18 inches
  • , Unseen Seas, 2016
    Acrylic and sand on linen
    60,96 x 45,72 cm
    24 x 18 inches
  • , Unseen Seas, 2016
    Acrylic and sand on linen
    60,96 x 45,72 cm
    24 x 18 inches
  • , Unseen Seas, 2016
    Acrylic, sand and burlap on panel
    50,8 x 40,64 cm
    20 x 16 inches
  • , Unseen Seas, 2016
    Acrylic, sand and burlap on panel
    50,8 x 40,64 cm
    20 x 16 inches
  • , Unseen Seas, 2016
    Acrylic and sand on canvas
    25,4 x 20,32 cm
    10 x 8 inches
  • , Unseen Seas, 2016
    Acrylic, sand and burlap on panel
    50,8 x 40,64 cm
    20 x 16 inches
  • , Mouthfeel, 2015
    Acrylic on linen
    45,72 x 60,96 cm
    18 x 24 inches
  • , Mouthfeel, 2015
    Acrylic on linen
    45,72 x 60,96 cm
    18 x 24 inches
  • , Mouthfeel, 2015
    Acrylic on linen
    45,72 x 60,96 cm
    18 x 24 inches
  • , Mouthfeel, 2015
    Acrylic on linen
    45,72 x 60,96 cm
    18 x 24 inches
  • , Mouthfeell, 2015
    Acrylic on linen
    45,72 x 60,96 cm
    18 x 24 inches

Press release

Brian Calvin
by Phillip Van den Bossche

“The vice called surrealism is the immoderate and passionate use of the drug which is the image.” (Louis Aragon)

Imagine an exhibition with paintings of Brian Calvin in Paris and during the opening one would follow bits of conversations between guests coming from different worlds. Philip Guston for instance, would explain to Louis Aragon how we inherited ‘back in the future’ the myth of abstract art: “There is something ridiculous and miserly in the fact that painting is autonomous, pure and for itself. Painting is ‘impure’. It is the adjustment of ‘impurities’ which forces its continuity. We are image-makers and image-ridden.” Aragon would agree with the last words, smile and walk further. A number of small paintings with lips, entitled Mouthfeel, caught his eye.

One thousands miles of waves of suns further and looking at the new paintings of Brian Calvin feels both strange and familiar at the same time. First about the strangeness…