Rutger Brandt Gallery is excited to participate in PAN Amsterdam 2023!
PAN Amsterdam is the Netherland's leading fair in art, antiques and design, showcasing works of contemporary art as well as classical antiquity, old masters, photography, antiques, designer furniture and decorative objects. Each object is vetted by independent experts for quality, authenticity and condition before the fair opens, giving buyers the assurance to acquire with confidence.
For the 2023 iteration of PAN, Rutger Brandt Gallery is pleased to present a colorful exhibition of new works by two highly skilled artists: Ryan Crotty & Omar Rodríguez-Graham.
Ryan Crotty's (b. Auburn, NE, 1977) color field paintings are rooted in the craft tradition of printmaking. Crotty builds his paintings with layers of transparent acrylic folded one atop another on a linen base. He then pulls and manipulates pigments mixed with gloss gel across the surface with a blade to create abstract, nearly psychedelic forms. Primary colours blend into secondary and tertiary minimalist colour fields. Mysterious and captivating, each painting is composed of different formal structures which the artist himself can neither fully plan or control. By exploiting the emotional power of colour, Crotty seeks a path to serenity and reflection in tumultuous times.
Omar Rodriguez-Graham's (b. Mexico City, 1978) multi-coloured panels balance between the recognizable and the abstract. His sculptural compositions are an ode to the grand historical arc of painting. His starting point is to find recognizable images from historic Renaissance and Baroque paintings as an armature to place marks. He slowly transforms them into loosely recognizable figures which evoke memories to suggest new realities.His explosively colorful compositions are full of energy and optimism. His resulting works are sculptures that present a purely playful painterly experience.
Practical Information PAN Amsterdam 2023
Dates: 19 - 26 November 2023
Location: Amsterdam RAI, Hall 8, Europaplein, 1078 GZ Amsterdam