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Almine Rech

Amanda Wall

Amanda Wall is an American self-taught painter who lives and works in Los Angeles, California. A heady mix of voyeurism, exhibitionism, and 21st century existentialism, Wall's work exposes the intimate and uncanny. With a shock of lurid colors in contrast to tender flesh tones, Wall's distinctive palette touches on the nerve of vulnerability, desire and control. The subject matter, however, remains shadowy - a tension between abstraction and distorted reality, a conflict between the self and the void.

Recognized for her meticulous craftsmanship, Amanda Wall employs a palette that vacillates between the jarring and the tender. The thematic focus of her paintings remains shrouded in enigma, engendering a palpable tension between abstract forms and a reality tinged with distortion. 

Amanda Wall's artistic journey is marked by her profound engagement with the canvas, where each stroke is a testament to her dedication to the craft. Her experience extends beyond the studio, as her works have graced the walls of numerous institutions, engaging a diverse audience in a dialogue that transcends the visual. These institutional exhibitions have not only showcased her talent but have also provided a narrative space where her art can be experienced in its full contextual richness.

Her exhibitions in esteemed museums and galleries have been pivotal in shaping the public's understanding of her vision. The spaces hosting her art have become arenas of thought, where viewers are invited to decipher the complex interplay of themes that Amanda Wall so masterly weaves into her paintings.

Selected artworks

  • Amanda Wall,                                      Blow up heart, 2021

    Amanda Wall Blow up heart, 2021

    Oil on linen
    152.4 x 182.9 cm
    60 x 72 in

  • Amanda Wall,                                      Painter, 2021

    Amanda Wall Painter, 2021

    Oil paint and oil stick on linen
    101.6 x 76.2 x 3.5 cm
    40 x 30 x 1 3/8 in

  • Amanda Wall,                                      Butterflies, 2021

    Amanda Wall Butterflies, 2021

    Oil on linen
    76.2 x 61 cm
    30 x 24 in

  • Amanda Wall,                                      Kick, 2021

    Amanda Wall Kick, 2021

    Oil on linen
    127 x 101.6 cm
    50 x 40 in

  • Amanda Wall,                                      Collapse, 2021

    Amanda Wall Collapse, 2021

    Oil on linen
    152.4 x 121.9 cm
    60 x 48 in

  • Amanda Wall,                                      Knees, 2021

    Amanda Wall Knees, 2021

    Oil on linen
    152.4 x 121.9 cm
    60 x 48 in

  • Amanda Wall,                                      Tulip, 2021

    Amanda Wall Tulip, 2021

    Oil on linen
    152.4 x 137.2 cm
    60 x 54 in

Museum exhibitions

Selected press