Currently showing Arnout Killian – Screens
May 5 - June 4
The basis of Arnout Killian’s first solo exhibition in London, is screens.
Arnout Killian’s skill as a painter goes beyond his exceptional technique. With his thought provoking subject matters, there is a slight uneasy strain of what is not there.
In Distorted Screen a dazzling field of black and white stripes can be seen. The painting seems to refer to television noise but also echoes Bridget Riley’s Op Art paintings. In Hit and A New Dawn the picture is coming through a screen of red green and blue stripes referring to mediated images from television.
Closed is a depiction of a closed window screen that can also be seen in the painting Bungalow at Night’. And in Bubble Wrap a black monochrome is closed off by a painted screen of bubblewrap.
Always precise, though sometimes very different in style Killian’s paintings evoke an alienating atmosphere that is enhanced by the artificial lighting, by which a cinematic tension is aroused creating a narrative within the viewer. His striking works generate a slight disquiet which keeps us transfixed on the subject.
Arnout Killian studied at the Rietveld Academy and the Rijksakademie and exhibited in the prestigious Stedelijk Museum Buro Amsterdam. Recent acquisition of works by Museum More and his subsequent solo exhibition, Enter The Void, has secured his position as a master of photo realism.