Vaughn Spann

Smoke Signals


Brussels

  • , Dusk, 2020
    Mixed media, Polymer paint on wood panels
    136.7 x 155.7 cm
    53 3/4 x 61 1/4 inches
  • , Firestorm, 2020
    Mixed media, Polymer paint on wood panels
    136.7 x 155.7 cm
    53 3/4 x 61 1/4 inches
  • , Untitled (blue fragment), 2020
    Mixed media, Polymer paint on board, wood frame with glaze
    73.9 x 52.1 cm
    29 1/8 x 20 1/2 inches
  • , Untitled (stormy), 2020
    Mixed media, Polymer paint on wood panels
    136.7 x 155.7 cm
    53 3/4 x 61 1/4 inches
  • , Flood, 2020
    Mixed media, Polymer paint on wood panels
    136.7 x 155.7 cm
    53 3/4 x 61 1/4 inches
  • , Rain Dance, 2019
    Mixed media, Polymer paint, canvas on stretcher bars
    330.2 x 223.5 cm
    130 x 88 in
  • , Tango, 2019
    Mixed media, Polymer paint, canvas on stretcher bars
    304.8 x 228.6 cm
    120 x 90 in
  • , Soul of a nation (homage), 2019
    Mixed media, Polymer paint, canvas on stretcher bars
    304.8 x 228.6 cm
    120 x 90 in
  • , Fleeting memories and lasting moments, 2019
    Mixed media, Polymer paint, terry cloth,
    canvas on stretcher bars - Diptych
    304.8 x 457.2 cm
    120 x 180 in
  • , The exchange (north star), 2020
    Polymer paint, fabric, mixed media on canvas
    228.6 x 381 x 8.9 cm
    90 x 150 x 3 1/2 in
  • , Sentinel, 2020
    Mixed media, Polymer paint on resin cast panels with aluminium braces
    304.8 x 457.2 x 8.9 cm
    120 x 180 x 3 1/2 inches
  • , Vanquish, 2020
    Mixed media, Polymer paint on wood panel
    152.4 x 121.9 x 7.6 cm
    60 x 48 x 3 inches
  • , Untitled (Lightyear), 2020
    Mixed media, Polymer paint on wood panel
    152.4 x 121.9 x 7.6 cm
    60 x 48 x 3 inches
  • , Autumn breeze, 2020
    Mixed media, Polymer paint on wood panel
    152.4 x 121.9 x 7.6 cm
    60 x 48 x 3 inches
  • , Warm and fuzzy, 2020
    Mixed media, Polymer paint on wood panel
    152.4 x 121.9 x 7.6 cm
    60 x 48 x 3 inches
  • , Rover, 2020
    Mixed media, Polymer paint on wood panel
    152.4 x 121.9 x 7.6 cm
    60 x 48 x 3 inches
  • , The Vision (bluejays), 2020
    Mixed media, Polymer paint, silk, paper, canvas on stretcher bars
    121.9 x 106.7 cm
    48 x 42 inches
  • , Inferno, 2020
    Mixed media, Polymer paint on wood panels
    96.9 x 63.9 x 8 cm
    38 1/8 x 25 1/8 x 3 1/8 inches

Press release

Almine Rech Brussels is pleased to announce Smoke Signals, Vaughn Spann’s second solo exhibition with the gallery. On this occasion, the artist will present a selection of abstract paintings never before exhibited. The exhibition will be on view from September 3 to October 10, 2020.

It would be an understatement to claim that Vaughn Spann’s work focuses on the politics of living in this current day and age. Their relatability and sincerity bridges the gap between artist and viewer so uniquely, so purposefully, that to encounter the work is to have a collective experience. His bodies of work are known to mine the histories of art, activism, contemporary life, and social practice. Spann’s paintings—which vary from abstract to figurative—reflect upon the way in which these contemporary topics relate to one another, how they are inextricably linked. The use of both abstract and figurative imagery is not only a nod to the history of art but a purposeful reference to the haziness of memory. These works function as a self-exploration of time and space, childhood influences, and impactful imagery. Despite their ability to relate to the viewer almost instantly, these works are fundamentally personal. The link between the relatable and Spann’s own memory creates a profound statement concerning human experience and an emphasis on the commonalities we share. 


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