Informed by his upbringing in a spiritual movement, Kadar Brock’s paintings draw connections between abstract expressionism’s intense ideology of individualism and new age religious cults. The artist’s work frequently employs a color palette that evokes new age aesthetics alongside painterly layers that quote prominent abstract works from the western canon. Often working on multiple canvases at once, Brock creates dynamic and vibrant abstractions through an arduous process of painting, scraping, priming, sanding and painting again.
Kadar Brock was born in New York, New York in 1980. The artist received a BFA from the Cooper Union School of Arts, NY in 2002.
Solo exhibitions of Brock’s work include: bury enchantment at PATRON Projects | New York in New York City (2019); summon artifact at PATRON in Chicago, Illinois (2017); gifts ungiven at Vigo Gallery in London, UK (2016); Cast With Flashback Cast With Flashback at Almine Rech in Brussels, Belgium (2015); UnburialRites at Vigo Gallery in London, UK (2015); scry 2 at Gallery Diet in Miami, Florida (2014); and dredge at The Hole in New York City (2013).
Group exhibitions that have shown Brock’s work include: SITE: Art and Architecture in the Digital Space at Library Street Collective in Detroit, Michigan (2020); In Pursuit of a Meaningful Mark at Mindy Solomon Gallery Miami, Florida (2020); PATRON at NADA Miami in Miami, Florida (2019); VIGO Gallery at Untitled in Miami, Florida (2019); 9999 at The Fireplace Project in East Hampton, New York (2018); Wall Space at NY(G) in Brooklyn, New York (2018); 12 x 12, 2016 at Black Ball Projects in Brooklyn, New York (2017); Though You’ve Hit a Bump at 315 Gallery in Brooklyn, New York (2017); Cause The Grass Don’t Grow and The Sky Ain’t Blue at Praz Delavallade in Paris, France (2016); Theory of Forms at PATRON in Chicago, Illinois (2015); Space and Matter at Sperone Westwater in New York City (2015); New Vibrations at Brand New Gallery in Milano, Italy (2015); Surface Tension at Flag Foundation in New York City (2015); Summertime at Galerist in Istanbul, Turkey (2015); Brand New Second Hand at Vigo Gallery in London, UK (2014); and The Example at Bleecker Street Arts Club in New York City (2013).
Recently, Brock was an artist in residence at Palazzo Monti in Brescia, Italy.
Brock lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.