Tayloe Piggott Gallery is pleased to present a selection of new paintings by artist Sebastian Blanck. The work challenges the viewer to stand still and lose oneself in Blanck’s narratives through strong lines, vibrant color and playful composition. His paintings are an expression of the feelings that connect us with one another. Works will be on view 10 December - 3 February 2019.
Sebastian Blanck paints compelling scenes that express small, intimate moments of life. His works on canvas range from depicting vivid portraits of musicians, loved ones and children at play, to also capturing quotidian experiences in bright, saturated colors. Often touching and emotional in spirit, Blanck’s work displays both a familiarity with each subject and a commitment to connecting individuals through the power of nostalgic, bold imagery. Blanck received his BFA from Rhode Island School of Design. In the late 1990’s, he worked as an assistant for American figurative artist, Alex Katz. Although influenced by Katz, Blanck’s work varies greatly due to the intimacy of his subjects and the evidence of his hand in the work. Throughout his career, he has had solo exhibitions in New York, Colorado, Switzerland and Sweden and has been featured in group shows in New York, Chicago and Sweden. In 2001, he was a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome. Blanck lives and works in New York City.