This colorful mixed media composition hovers on the border between abstraction and figuration. Free from a signature style, the artist frequently juxtaposes new and different materials in each of his works. This piece combines oil and acrylic paint with colored pencil, graphite and chalk.
Gahl's practice is, at its core, an engagement with paint and the history of painting. Each of his works is an exploration of the possibilities of the form in the contemporary moment.
Ted Gahl creates serial artworks free from any signature style. His practice includes experimental sculptural assemblages constructed from a sprawling range of materials and canvases of tightly focused subjects painted with a traditional brush. Gahl explores the possibilities of painting throughout history and the potential of the medium in the contemporary moment.
Ted Gahl was born 1983 in New Haven, Connecticut. In 2010, he received his MFA from Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island. In 2006, he received his BFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York.
Solo exhibitions of Gahl’s work have taken place at: Halsey Mckay Gallery in East Hampton, New York; Alexander Berggruen in New York City; Galleri Jacob Bjørn in Aarhus, Denmark; Nino Mier Gallery in Los Angeles, California; and Zach Feuer Gallery in New York City.
Group exhibitions showing Gahl’s work have taken place at: Matthew Brown in Los Angeles, California; Freddy in Harris, New York; Bjørn & Gundorph in Copenhagen, Denmark; Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio; Rod Barton in London, UK; Romer Young Gallery in San Francisco, California; and V1 in Copenhagen, Denmark; among others.
Gahl currently lives and works in Northwest, Connecticut.
Like all of the artist's work, this mixed media composition is an exploration of the history of painting and the possibilities of the form in the present. This work hovers on the border between abstraction and figuration—reading relatively flat from afar, with elements of subtle color and form visible close-up.More
- Framed: 40.2 x 30.2 in.