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Almine Rech

Portrait of Gwen O'Neil, 2024

© Gwen O'Neil - Courtesy of the Artist and Almine Rech - Photo: Paris Mumpower

Almine Rech is pleased to announce the global representation of American artist Gwen O'Neil.

Almine Rech is pleased to announce the representation of American artist Gwen O’Neil.

Gwen O’Neil (b. 1992, New York, New York) currently lives and works in Los Angeles.
She earned her BFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2015.

O’Neil’s distinctive process consists of the artist intuitively, yet methodically, dabbing fluctuating pigments on raw canvas in a chorus of dynamic harmonies that crash, swirl, and dance across the surface. The luminous canvases draw inspiration from the natural landscapes surrounding the artist’s home in California. Through these abstracted scenes, O’Neil evokes both the cosmic and the everyday: the atmosphere of Los Angeles twilight, the spiraling geometry of shells, and the hypnotic formations of migrating starlings.

Gwen O’Neil's work immediately captivated me when I first saw one of her paintings.
The fascinating subject of light and space is central to her work, as it is for other artists we show, but with Gwen O’Neil it is through the medium of paint. Her work is unique in the sense that she paints what might be called abstract paintings, however they are a vision of space, of the color spectrum in the sky where choreographies of murmuration occur, of wavelength of light and color…

— Almine Rech

The gallery will also feature her works at The Armory Show, New York in September 2024 and at Frieze London in October 2024. A second solo exhibition in New York in 2025 will follow.