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Focused on the subtleties of color and form, Kevin Finklea produces minimalist paintings and wall-relief sculptures that encourage slowness and contemplation, deliberately out-of-step with the pace of contemporary life. As he acknowledges, this aim to slow both viewers and the viewing process “flies in the face of much of contemporary culture. A culture that…is hyper-mediated and completely over-technologized. I believe it [is] both necessary and slightly perverse to make something that demands someone to slow down and spend time with the work.” In his meticulously considered paintings, Finklea explores the interplay of translucency and opacity by overlaying colored squares onto pigmented grounds, whose surfaces shift with the light. Similarly, his sculptures, formed of salvaged wooden scraps shaped into squares and rectangles and richly painted, change with the light and the angle of viewing, requiring, and rewarding, patient observation.

Selected exhibitions
2021
Kevin Finklea: Fever DreamsMargaret Thatcher Projects
2019
Spring 019Pentimenti Gallery
2013
New Work by Kevin Finklea and Elizabeth GourlayFRED.GIAMPIETRO Gallery
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For Maddie #6, 2021

Acrylic on sapele
1 1/2 × 1 1/2 × 6 1/4 in
3.8 × 3.8 × 15.9 cm
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Medium
Condition
Excellent
Signature
Not signed
Certificate of authenticity
Included (issued by gallery)
Frame
Not included

Focused on the subtleties of color and form, Kevin Finklea produces minimalist paintings and wall-relief sculptures that encourage slowness and contemplation, deliberately out-of-step with the pace of contemporary life. As he acknowledges, this aim to slow both viewers and the viewing process “flies in the face of much of contemporary culture. A culture that…is hyper-mediated and completely over-technologized. I believe it [is] both necessary and slightly perverse to make something that demands someone to slow down and spend time with the work.” In his meticulously considered paintings, Finklea explores the interplay of translucency and opacity by overlaying colored squares onto pigmented grounds, whose surfaces shift with the light. Similarly, his sculptures, formed of salvaged wooden scraps shaped into squares and rectangles and richly painted, change with the light and the angle of viewing, requiring, and rewarding, patient observation.

Selected exhibitions (3)
Other works from Kevin Finklea: Fever Dreams
Other works by Kevin Finklea
Other works from Margaret Thatcher Projects
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