Scott Kahn


Paris, Matignon

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  • , Summer Sun, 2021
    Oil on linen
    50.8 x 61 cm
    20 x 24 in
    Summer Sun, 2021 - Oil on linen - 50.8 x 61 cm 20 x 24 in
  • , Cliffs at Stoke Fleming III, 1987
    Oil on linen
    182.9 x 198.1 cm
    72 x 78 in
    Cliffs at Stoke Fleming III, 1987 - Oil on linen - 182.9 x 198.1 cm 72 x 78 in
  • , On the Path, 1984
    Oil on linen
    91.4 x 91.4 cm
    36 x 36 in
    On the Path, 1984 - Oil on linen - 91.4 x 91.4 cm
  • , Tree of Life, 2009
    Oil on linen
    81.3 x 76.2 cm
    32 x 30 in
    Tree of Life, 2009 - Oil on linen - 81.3 x 76.2 cm
  • , Gina's Studio, 1979
    Oil on cotton canvas
    81.3 x 91.4 cm
    32 x 36 in
    Gina's Studio, 1979 - Oil on cotton canvas - 81.3 x 91.4 cm 32 x 36 in
  • , Portrait of Fred Kirwin, 1987
    Oil on linen
    86.4 x 76.2 cm
    34 x 30 in
    Portrait of Fred Kirwin, 1987 - Oil on linen - 86.4 x 76.2 cm 34 x 30 in
  • , The Well, 2001
    Oil on linen
    61 x 71.1 cm
    24 x 28 in
    The Well, 2001 - Oil on linen - 61 x 71.1 cm 24 x 28 in
  • , Waning Moon, 2021
    Oil on panel
    61 x 71.1 cm
    24 x 28 in
    Waning Moon, 2021 - Oil on panel - 61 x 71.1 cm 24 x 28 in
  • , Portrait of Scott Kahn, 1998
    Oil on linen
    71.1 x 71.1 cm
    28 x 28 in
    Portrait of Scott Kahn, 1998 - Oil on linen - 71.1 x 71.1 cm 28 x 28 in
  • , Changeable Weather, 2007
    Oil on linen
    43.2 x 50.8 cm
    17 x 20 in
    Changeable Weather, 2007 - Oil on linen - 43.2 x 50.8 cm 17 x 20 in
  • , Storm Coming, 1984
    Oil on linen
    137.2 x 137.2 cm
    54 x 54 in
    Storm Coming, 1984 - Oil on linen - 137.2 x 137.2 cm 54 x 54 in
  • , Summer in New York, 1986
    Oil on linen
    121.9 x 152.4 cm
    48 x 60 in
    Summer in New York, 1986 - Oil on linen - 121.9 x 152.4 cm 48 x 60 in

Press release

Almine Rech⎜Paris, Matignon is pleased to present Scott Kahn’s first solo exhibition with the gallery, on view from November 18 to December 18, 2021.

Every day, Scott Kahn paints what he calls his ‘visual diary.’ His itinerary is quite peculiar in that he has never abided by the schools highlighted in common narratives on American Modern art (be it Abstract Expressionism, Minimal art, or Conceptual art, to name a few). Yet, his own path led him to cross several moments of that history, synchronously and asynchronously.
From the world of the first generation of the New York School around which he gravitated while attending Theodoros Stamos’ class at the Art Students League, to the so-called grid painters, and finally culminating in adopting a representational mode of painting and moving to Sag Harbor in the late 1970s, Scott Kahn’s ‘visual diary’ stands as a testimony of a life in painting. In his own words, he paints from life, which does not mean that he solely paints what he beholds, rather, it hints at how every strain of his life feeds into his art. Scott Kahn feels himself to be an American painter; a sentiment he finds in New England architecture for instance—whose houses he likes for their honesty, straightforwardness, and classical references—and realizes by making pictures based on components that share the same primal, foundational, elementary qualities: the moon, sun, day, night, dark, light.

— Théo de Luca, Author, Yale University