Visual Artist Craig Redman Presents “Since Never” In Amsterdam’s The Garage Gallery

11.08.2013

ART & DESIGN

Since Never, a new exhibition by artist Craig Redman (half of illustration duo Craig & Karl), explores new acquaintances and old friends through portraiture. Examining unknowns rather than famous faces, the series of paintings are of people who have recently passed through Redman’s life, both in his hometown of New York as well as other cities across the world, and the interpersonal connections that consequently developed. The portraits are seen as a way of documenting this period in his life, a snapshot of a particular point in time. The heavy, looser black lines of the portraits mixed with sharp geometric patterns and brisk colors work to highlight and emphasize various elements of the subjects face. Each face is pared down to its most essential parts, with big expanses of flat color and blown-up geometric patterns that playfully juxtapose facial elements against each other. Running through November 16th at The Garage in Amsterdam (a 17th-century carriage house located in the heart of the city), here, we take a look inside the appointment-only exhibition.

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