Details:

For this work, the artist uses x-rays as a jumping-off point for his painterly experimentations with the subject. The artist's works contemplate extinction and the daily labor taken to fend it off.
Unframed
Signed

① Artwork:

Critter with Mustache and Waning Crescent

For this work, the artist uses x-rays as a jumping-off point for his painterly experimentations with the subject. The artist's works contemplate extinction and the daily labor taken to fend it off. Tobin's paintings focus almost entirely on the vital rhythms we are most afraid to acknowledge. Underneath the top layer of this work vibrates hieroglyphic inscriptions like spit-out bones.

Specs:

12 inches
18 inches
1 inches
18 inches

③ Artist:

Kevin Tobin

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.

BIO:

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.

Kevin Tobin:
Critter with Mustache and Waning Crescent, 2021
Oil and flashe on two attached wood panels
18.0 × 12.0 inches /
Kevin Tobin:
Critter with Mustache and Waning Crescent, 2021
Oil and flashe on two attached wood panels
18.0 × 12.0 inches /