Kevin Tobin's paintings examine how bats are frequently used as symbols of benevolent and malevolent forces in fiction and religion. The artist often employs hollow core doors as painting substrates for his compositions; likewise, the artist uses teeth x-rays as a jumping-off point for painterly experimentations. Tobin’s paintings explore the most primal aspects of the human body—as well as how culture both connects and separates our species from the animal kingdom.
Kevin Tobin was born in London, Ontario, Canada in 1989. The artist received a BFA from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan.
Exhibitions of Tobin’s work have taken place: at Salon 94 in New York City; The Pit in Los Angeles, California; Fragment Gallery in Moscow, Russia; and 68 Projects in Berlin, Germany; among others.
Tobin lives and works in New York City.