Us As A Rectangle

About Geoff McFetridge

Geoff McFetridge’s stylized paintings of figures and hands in patterned formations have their roots in the synergy between his fine arts practice and prolific career as a graphic designer. Working in a simple palette of grays, blues, whites, and pinks, he places his subjects in humorous and everyday scenarios. “Art for me has always equated to invention, and I am drawn to images. So when you are inventing images the world starts to melt and become something to manipulate,” McFetridge has said of his parallel practices. “Design language, which has a relationship with abstraction, is very accessible to me. My paintings are as much rooted in logos as they are in art history.” Beginning with drawings, he composes his paintings from simple geometric shapes and flat two-dimensional planes of color, so that they resemble advertisements, signs, maps, and other designed elements from the urban environment.

Canadian, b. 1971, based in Los Angeles, California

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
2015
Geoff McFetridge: It Looks Like It Says, Joshua Liner Gallery, New York
2014
Geoff McFetridge - Meditallucination, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen V

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
2015
GIVE 2015 Charity Sale, Circle Culture Gallery, Berlin
2015
13, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen V