Painting Someone

Group show


Shanghai

  • , The Queen (after Thomas Sully), 2020
    Acrylic on canvas
    100 x 80 cm
    39 3/8 x 31 1/2 in
  • , Queen and her family (after Franz Xaver Winterhalter), 2020
    Acrylic on canvas
    100 x 140 cm
    39 3/8 x 55 1/8 in
  • Vivian, 2020
    Oil and acrylic on linen
    35,6 x 27,9 cm
    14 x 11 in
  • , (From) The Gods, 2017
    Oil on canvas
    180 x 180 cm
    70 7/8 x 70 7/8 in
  • , Fierce Crossness, 2020
    Acrylic and pencil on canvas
    139.7 x 139.7 cm
    55 x 55 in
  • , M. With Smoke in Eyes, 2020
    oil on linen
    243.8 x 162.6 cm
    96 x 64 in
  • , M. With Citrus I, 2020
    Oil on linen
    27.9 x 35.6 cm
    11 x 14 in
  • , Untangled, 2020
    Acrylic on linen
    71.1 x 55.9 cm
    28 x 22 in
  • , View from the Western Terrace, 2020
    Acrylic on canvas
    122.1 x 91.6 cm
    48 1/8 x 36 1/8 in
  • , The Return, 2020
    Acrylic on canvas
    122.1 x 91.6 cm
    48 1/8 x 36 1/8 in
  • , The house at Los Lagos, 2020
    Acrylic on canvas
    122.1 x 91.6 cm
    48 1/8 x 36 1/8 in
  • , Nana said I could sit HERE!, 2020
    Acrylic, spray paint, Yeshua, oil sticks, puddy on canvas
    182.9 x 121.9 x 6.3 cm
    72 x 48 x 2 1/2 in
  • , Nana in Red Jersey, 2020
    Oil on canvas
    121.9 x 91.4 cm
    48 x 36 in
  • , Isolation, 2020
    Oil on canvas
    121.9 x 91.4 cm
    48 x 36 in
  • , Majestic
    Quilt with sustainable fabric
    198.1 x 101.6 cm
    78 x 40 in (unframed)
    213.4 x 116.8 cm
    84 x 46 in (Framed)
  • Untitled, 2020
    Oil paint, canvas on stretcher bars
    121,9 x 91,4 cm
    48 x 36 inches
  • , Quarantine, 2020
    Oil on canvas
    182.9 x 121.9 cm
    72 x 48 in
  • , Five Suns for Ten Lovers, 2020
    Acrylic on canvas
    122 x 112 cm
    48 x 44 inches
  • , Woman sitting by the window, 2020
    Acrylic on board, varnished
    165 x 120 cm
    65 x 47 1/4 in
  • , Kid and Her Rat, 2020
    Oil on canvas
    50 x 40 cm
    19 3/4 x 15 3/4 in
  • , Just Thinking About Nature, 2020
    Oil on canvas
    50.8 x 40.6 cm
    20 x 16 in

Press release

Almine Rech Shanghai is pleased to present a group exhibition, Painting Someone. The exhibition will be on view from November 6 to December 26, 2020. 

Painting Someone gathers together 16 artists — Brian Calvin, Alejandro Cardenas, Genieve Figgis, Michael Hilsman, Jason Fox, Marcus Jahmal, Aaron Johnson, Allen Jones, Haley Josephs, Sam McKinniss, César Piette, Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe, Vaughn Spann, Phyllis Stephens, Genesis Tramaine and Chloe Wise — who blur the distinction between figuration and abstraction to come up with portraits fitting for the 21st century. Most of the works were made in 2020, presumably in isolation. Yet, even without models, friends or family to pose in the studio, these artists offer a panopticon of faces lifted above the dread of the current moment by an array of unique responses. This diverse group of artists hold one thing in common: they employ imagination rather than replication, elevating their subjective point of view above straight-forward attempts at realism.