Liam Everett

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Liam Everett

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In his abstract, mixed-media paintings and sculptures, Liam Everett explores the process of art making, centered on the artist himself, and the gestures and movements of his body as he shapes raw materials into finished pieces. Inspired by dance, theater, and philosophy, he produces work abundant with human traces. The gestural smears, smudges, lines, and creases in his works on panel and fabric reflect his elaborate, labor-intensive method, in which he alternately builds up and erases layers of pigment. He uses such caustic, everyday substances as salt, lemon juice, and alcohol to remove sections of color, aligning painting with the practice of alchemy while simultaneously foregrounding its earthiness. Whether stretched onto variously shaped wooden frames, or draped over planks and rods, Everett’s heavily worked compositions are full of tension—between their ethereal abstraction and the physicality of their making.

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Biography

In his abstract, mixed-media paintings and sculptures, Liam Everett explores the process of art making, centered on the artist himself, and the gestures and movements of his body as he shapes raw materials into finished pieces. Inspired by dance, theater, and philosophy, he produces work abundant with human traces. The gestural smears, smudges, lines, and creases in his works on panel and fabric reflect his elaborate, labor-intensive method, in which he alternately builds up and erases layers of pigment. He uses such caustic, everyday substances as salt, lemon juice, and alcohol to remove sections of color, aligning painting with the practice of alchemy while simultaneously foregrounding its earthiness. Whether stretched onto variously shaped wooden frames, or draped over planks and rods, Everett’s heavily worked compositions are full of tension—between their ethereal abstraction and the physicality of their making.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
group
Group show at a major institution
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum
Articles Featuring Liam Everett
10 New Artists to Watch in Abstract Painting
Jun 5th, 2014
New Etchings by Liam Everett Affirm the Artist’s Ingenuity
Apr 19th, 2014
Three Things You Should Know About Liam Everett
Oct 16th, 2013
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