Kadar Brock, ‘deredemijls’, 2015, LAND Benefit Auction 2015

Up-and-coming artist Kadar Brock plays with the creative qualities of chance in his deconstructive compositions, resulting in ethereal canvases. Brock’s process is as important as the result—his unorthodox approach involves painting abstract, gestural paintings, sanding or slicing off the paint with razors, and reintegrating the paint chips onto the initial piece. Brock is represented by Vigo Gallery, London and frequently exhibits at The Hole, New York, along with numerous galleries across North America and Europe.

Courtesy of the Artist and Vigo Gallery

Signature: Signed and dated en verso

About Kadar Brock

In Kadar Brock’s large-scale abstract paintings, a discordant combination of techniques, styles, and colors comes together in clashing tension. By turns described as a post-graffiti and “casualist” artist, Brock riffs on the history of abstraction, employing old tropes and marshalling simple patterns and crude geometric forms into his works, while also inviting an element of chance to determine his markings. He has been known to roll a Dungeons & Dragons dice to dictate marks in his paintings according to the die’s symbols and numbers. In repetitive compositions, Brock allows accidents in their production (such as heavy downward paint drips) to differentiate.

American, b. 1980, New York, New York, based in New York, New York

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
gifts ungiven, Vigo Gallery, London
2015
Kadar Brock Unburial Rites, Vigo Gallery, London
2014
Kadar Brock: scry 2,, Nina Johnson, Miami
2012
Kadar Brock: Disenchanted Magic, Vigo Gallery, London

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Though You've Hit a Bump, 315 Gallery, Brooklyn
2016
a certain kind of Eden, Burning in Water, New York
2014
Brand New Second Hand, Vigo Gallery, London