Forum Gallery, New York
Dates: Thursday, March 15, 2001 - Saturday, April 21, 2001
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The exhibition will focus on new large narrative oil paintings by the L.A. based artist known for his insightful social observations of human interaction. Opening reception Thursday, March 15th, 5:30 - 7:30 PM. A full color catalogue will be available.
Vincent, 34, is on the leading edge of new figuration. He lives on the West Coast and exhibits in New York and Chicago, giving him a broad perspective on contemporary life. In his ten years of exhibiting, Christian Vincent’s paintings have been bought by collectors from New York to Hollywood, where celebrities including Kelsey Grammer, Irving Lazar and John Mahoney have embraced the drama and humanist themes he portrays.
Most recently, Christian Vincent was given a one-man exhibition by Ars Vivendi, a prominent gallery in Munich, Germany. He is presently included in the current Representing L.A., a major exhibition at the Frye Art Museum in Seattle.
Christian Vincent has often been compared to Edward Hopper because his paintings share Hopper’s urban feeling and narrative sensibility. However, this is only one part of the story of Vincent’s work. His mastery of color combined with his unique use of lighting and psychological content lure the viewer into becoming an active participant in his work.
Thematically, the artist focuses on the spiritual aspects within his subjects, the lack of spiritualism in an industrial world, and the spoken and unspoken nuances of relationships. Each painting, with its characters, situations and interactions invites and requires prolonged thought.
For additional information contact: Ms. Kathleen Brady