Brian Calvin

More


Brussels

Opening on April 27th, from 5 to 8 pm.

Inquire about the exhibition:
inquiries@alminerech.com

The gallery is open from 11 am until 7 pm.

  • , Untitled, 2021
    Pastel and graphite on paper
    17.8 x 12.7 cm
    7 x 5 in
  • , Untitled, 2022
    Acrylic and ink on paper
    21.6 x 15.2 cm
    8 1/2 x 6 in
  • , Untitled, 2022
    Pastel on paper
    16.5 x 26 cm
    6 1/2 x 10 1/2 in
  • , Untitled, 2022
    Pastel and paint marker on paper
    29.7 x 21.1 cm
    11 1/2 x 8 1/2 in
  • , Untitled, 2021
    Pastel on paper
    29.7 x 21.1 cm
    11 1/2 x 8 1/2 in
  • , Untitled, 2021
    Oil pastel on paper
    29.7 x 21.1 cm
    11 1/2 x 8 1/2 in
  • , Untitled, 2021
    Oil pastel on paper
    29.7 x 41.9 cm
    11 1/2 x 16 1/2 in
  • , Untitled, 2021
    Pastel and color pencil on paper
    29.7 x 41.9 cm
    11 1/2 x 16 1/2 in
  • , Untitled, 2021
    Pastel on paper
    76.2 x 55.9 cm
    30 x 22 in
  • , Untitled, 2021
    Pastel on paper
    76.2 x 55.9 cm
    30 x 22 in
  • , Untitled, 2021
    Pastel on paper
    76.2 x 55.9 cm
    30 x 22 in
  • , Untitled, 2021
    Pastel on paper
    76.2 x 55.9 cm
    30 x 22 in
  • , Untitled, 2022
    Pastel on paper
    76.2 x 55.9 cm
    30 x 22 in
  • , Untitled, 2022
    Pastel on paper
    76.2 x 55.9 cm
    30 x 22 in
  • , Draper, 2022
    Acrylic on linen
    50.8 x 40.6 cm
    20 x 16 in
  • , The front, 2022
    Acrylic on canvas
    177.8 x 142.2 cm
    70 x 56 in
  • , The arrangement, 2022
    Acrylic on canvas
    213.4 x 142.2 cm
    84 x 56 in
  • , Backstage, 2022
    Acrylic on canvas
    142.2 x 213.4 cm
    56 x 84 in
  • , Sinking, 2022
    Acrylic on linen
    91.4 x 61 cm
    36 x 24 in
  • , Sisters at night, 2022
    Acrylic on canvas
    213.4 x 142.2 cm
    84 x 56 in
  • , Facing forward , 2022
    Acrylic on canvas
    152.4 x 121.9 cm
    60 x 48 in
  • , Sister, 2022
    Acrylic on canvas
    152.4 x 121.9 cm
    60 x 48 in
  • , Observing, 2022
    Acrylic on linen
    35.6 x 27.9 cm
    14 x 11 in
  • , Resemblance, 2022
    Acrylic on linen
    61 x 45.7 cm
    24 x 18 in
  • , Sway, 2022
    Acrylic on linen
    61 x 45.7 cm
    24 x 18 in
  • , Moonlight mile, 2022
    Acrylic on linen
    61 x 45.7 cm
    24 x 18 in
  • , Sisters, 2022
    Acrylic on canvas
    101.6 x 81.3 cm
    40 x 32 in
  • , Tilt, 2022
    Acrylic on canvas
    101.6 x 81.3 cm
    40 x 32 in
  • , Full force, 2022
    Acrylic on canvas
    101.6 x 81.3 cm
    40 x 32 in
  • , Side part, 2022
    Acrylic on linen
    76.2 x 61 cm
    30 x 24 in

Press release

Almine Rech Brussels is pleased to present More, Brian Calvin's sixth solo exhibition with the gallery, on view from April 27 to May 28, 2022.

Brian Calvin is an artist whose methods are both modest and expansive. For three decades he has pursued the representation of the human figure – mainly faces, mainly women. Within these self-imposed parameters (which, of course, he periodically abandons) Calvin has created a body of work that is at once elusive and familiar, winsome and affecting, historically referential and stridently contemporary.

Calvin’s exhibition More follows his last with Almine Rech, which was titled More Days – itself a play on the title of an exhibition early in Calvin’s career simply called Days. Every picture by this artist builds on its precedents, both within his oeuvre and within the canon of Western and global art. He is an artist who, in his own words, sees painting as “a long game.”

- Jonathan Griffin, writer and art critic.