William Swanson

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William Swanson

Swanson is a painter’s painter, his images so detailed and so abstracted in areas of the paintings that the images feel tightly controlled while some areas paint is being allowed to pool and coalesce into curious shapes, colors, and textures. There is an element of chance in the works but also a strict architectural grid that is more apparent in some paintings and only hinted at in others.

Kenneth Baker described the work best in a 2014, when he reviewed Swanson’s first solo show with EHG. Baker wrote: “bits of yellow, and orange, white and gray near the center suggest breakup in a digital image transmission, perhaps hinting that even the output of the painter’s mind has acquired the syntax of digital media.” Baker continues, “Swanson has a wonderful way with fine details that, once noticed, can remake our reading of an entire picture, looking suddenly like distant features of land or architecture or simply hovering in scale-less abstraction.”

William Swanson was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1970. He has a BFA in painting from Rhode Island School of Design. Swanson has had solo exhibitions at DCKT Contemporary, New York, Marx & Zavattero and Eleanor Harwood Gallery in San Francisco, and Walter Maciel Gallery, Los Angeles. His work has also been shown at The Neuberger Museum, Cohan Leslie and Browne and Jen Bekman Gallery in New York, and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. His work resides in many collections, including The West Collection and The Progressive Art Collection.

 

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