Kadar BrockOliver MarsdenIsabel Yellin

Untitled Miami

Untitled MiamiStand D24South Beach
, 12th Street and Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA
1 – 7 December 2014

Kadar Brock (born 1980, New York)

Kadar Brock is a leading light of the ground-breaking generation of abstract painters working in New York today. He is also a perfectionist. His most recent phase in his production grew from the creative destruction of his last. Dissatisfied with the body of geometric abstract work he had been making, Brock decided to transform them through a process of erasure using sand paper, and scraping tools followed by chance based interventions. Taking the technique to an extreme, Brock sands the painted surface down on the rough studio floor till the canvas is worn through in myriad places, revealing the chromatic beauty of the painted layers in the process.

Oliver Marsden (born 1973, UK)

Oliver Marsden’s singular practice updates the principles and concerns of Op art to make powerful, contemporary abstract works. His current ongoing series, Fade, explores the idea of movement in a static work, through a subtle and technically accomplished manipulation of the mechanics of the psychology of perception and especially the interaction of light and colour. Each painting is beautiful and deceptively simple, comprising of the calculated fading and blurring of hues and colour into each other. The resulting works are dynamic, changing dramatically accordingly to varying light levels in which they are perceived. The Fade series grew out of his decade long exploration of the movements and nature of sound waves in water, manifest in his series of circular paintings, Harmonic.

Isabel Yellin (born 1987, New York, Lives and works in London)

Yellin makes fizzy, contemporary, painterly, abstract works. Attractive, sharp and playful, they look like catchy 1980’s pop songs trying to burst out of a clutch of heavy 1950’s action paintings. Generally wall-hung, Yellin’s are collages of found and bought materials and fabrics; denim, polyester, old cotton bed sheets and passages of netting and mesh, onto which Yellin then paints. Hanging loosely, stretcher-less, the works occupy a space between sculpture and painting. They read like paintings but some of their critical characteristics are sculptural. The way the works hang and droop, the folds and undulations of the fabrics and their varied textures, all heighten the presence of the works in space. Yellin deploys the fabrics with compositional verve, using their colour and forms to create each works’ pictorial substance. Onto all this Yellin then paints with a happy fluidness, sometimes, brief scribbles, sometimes, thick bands of paint.

selected works

Untitled XVII
2014
Fade XXX Light Manganese Blue Green
2014
Fade XXIX Viridian Green Rose
2014
She Combed Her Tangles
2014
Forget Me Not
2014
Whimsical Grime
2014
deredemitrgawxxxiii
2006-2014
deredemitrgawxxxii
2006-2014
deredemitrgawxxxi
2006-2014
residuumiii
2013-2014
mystic reagents iii
2013-2014
deredemirtdv
2013-14
deredemirtdiii
2013-2014

Untitled XVII

2014Acrylic, indian ink, metallic gouache on canvas 180 x 120 x 4.5 cm / 70 7/8 x 47 1/4 x 1 3/4 in

Fade XXX Light Manganese Blue Green

2014Acrylic on canvas 150 x 120 x 4.5 cm / 59 x 47 1/4 x 1 3/4 in

Fade XXIX Viridian Green Rose

2014Acrylic on canvas150 x 120 x 4.5 cm / 59 x 47 1/4 x 1 3/4 in

She Combed Her Tangles

2014Cotton, Polyester, Chiffon, Vinyl, and Acrylic 221 x 157.5 cm / 87 x 62 in

Faux

2014Cotton, Mesh, Vinyl, and Acrylic 128 x 110 cm / 50 3/8 x 43 1/4 in

Forget Me Not

2014Polyester, Vinyl, Chain, Grout, Acrylic, and Silk 210 x 200 cm / 82 5/8 x 78 3/4 in

Whimsical Grime

2014Polyester, Vinyl, Grout, Chain, Acrylic, and Chiffon215 x 210 cm / 84 5/8 x 82 5/8 in

deredemitrgawxxxiii

2006-2014 Oil acrylic flashe house paint and spray paint on canvas40.6  x 30.5  cm / 16 x 12 in

deredemitrgawxxxii

2006-2014 Oil acrylic flashe house paint and spray paint on canvas40.6  x 30.5 cm / 16 x 12 in

deredemitrgawxxxi

2006-2014 Oil acrylic flashe house paint and spray paint on canvas40.6 x 30.5 cm / 16 x 12 in

residuumiii

2013-2014Pulverized paintings, urethane, and fiberglass mesh on panel, mdf frame60 x 40 x 2 1/2 in / 152 x 102 x 5 cm

mystic reagents iii

2013-2014Hydrocal, fiberglass, iron, canvas, wood, spray paint, and pulverized paintings 97.8 x 42.5 x 28.3 cm / 38 1/2 x 16 3/4 x 11 1/8 in

deredemirtdv

2013-14Oil, acrylic, flashe, spray paint and house paint on canvas60 x 40 in / 152 x 102 cm

deredemirtdiii

2013-2014Oil, acrylic, flash, house paint and spray paint on canvas60 x 40 in / 152 x 102 cm