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Ryan Nord Kitchen

Ryan Nord Kitchen was born in 1988. He lives and works in New York.

Following the 2015 exhibition “Summer Paintings” at Terrault Contemporary in Baltimore, and the 2016 exhibition “Winter Paintings” at Nicelle Beauchene in New York City, “Fall Paintings” continues Kitchen’s investigation into the act of perception as it relates to lived experience.

 At once neither pictorial artifacts of a landscape, nor purely formal experiments, Kitchen plays with and encourages apparently simple gestural marks into intimations of recognizable landscape objects. Kitchen has spent nearly a decade concerned with manipulating traditional painting concepts in service of exploring the experience of perception as it shifts with time and prior knowledge.

 A circle may appear as the sun while lightly dry-brushed strokes may become a cold breeze. While a horizon line drifts into focus, a patch of unpainted linen pulls the painting back to a static and physical object in front of the viewer.

These paintings reward a close and unhurried examination. They are a celebration of the rhythm and passage of time.


Ryan Nord Kitchen est né en 1988. Il vit et travaille à New York.

Après l’exposition 2015 “Summer Paintings” au Terrault Contemporary à Baltimore, et l’exposition 2016 “Winter Paintings” chez Nicelle Beauchene à New York, “Fall Paintings” poursuit l’investigation de Kitchen sur l’acte de perception en relation avec l’expérience vécue.

À la fois ni artefacts picturaux d’un paysage, ni expériences purement formelles, Kitchen joue avec et encourage des marques gestuelles apparemment simples en intimations d’objets paysagers reconnaissables. Kitchen a passé près d’une décennie à manipuler les concepts traditionnels de la peinture afin d’explorer l’expérience de la perception telle qu’elle évolue avec le temps et les connaissances préalables.

Un cercle peut apparaître comme le soleil, tandis que des traits légèrement brossés à sec peuvent devenir une brise froide. Tandis qu’une ligne d’horizon dérive vers la mise au point, une tache de lin non peinte ramène la peinture à un objet statique et physique devant le spectateur.

Ces peintures méritent un examen attentif et sans hâte. Elles sont une célébration du rythme et du passage du temps.

Ryan Nord Kitchen, Fall Paintings Exhibition, Galerie L’inlassable
Ryan Nord Kitchen, Morning Rain, Oil on Canvas, 2021, 61 x 53 cm, 23,79 x 20,67 inches
Ryan Nord- Kitchen, Early Freeze, 2021, oil on canvas, 61 x 53 cm (23.79 x 20.67 in)
Ryan Nord Kitchen, Cold Evening, Oil on Canvas, 2021, 61 x 53 cm, 23,79 x 20,67 inches
Ryan Nord Kitchen, Fall Afternoon, 2021, Oil on Canvas, 61 x 53 cm (23.79 x 20.67 in)
Ryan Nord Kitchen, Leaves Along the River, 2021, Oil on Canvas, 61 x 53 cm (23.79 x 20.67 in)
Ryan Nord Kitchen, Windy Berm, 2021, Oil on Canvas, 61 x 53 cm (23.79 x 20.67 in)
Ryan Nord Kitchen, Fall Paintings Exhibition, Galerie L’inlassable

Solo Exhibitions

Fall Paintings, galerie l’inlassable, Paris, France

2020 Paintings, Taymour Grahne Projects, London, UK (online)

Landscape Paintings, Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, New York, NY

Winter Paintings, Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, New York, NY

Summer Paintings, Terrault Contemporary, Baltimore, MD
Paintings, Galleri Jacob Bjørn, Aarhus, Denmark

Polyrhythms, Amalie Rothschild Gallery, Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD

Group Exhibitions

A Place of One’s Own, Andrea Festa Fine Art, Rome, Italy

Fresh Faces: The Rachofsky Collection, Site131, Dallas, TX
Beach, Taymour Grahne Projects, London, UK (online)

The Big Country, Left Field, Los Osos, CA
Within the Distance, Johansson Projects, Oakland, CA (online)
Staycation […], FouFou Contemporary, Vienna, Austria (online)

City Prince/sses, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
LandEscape: New Visions of the Landscape from Early 20th and 21st Centuries, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY

Riot Act, Gangway, Newport, RI
Selected Works from the Bech Risvig Collection, Huset for Kunst og Design, Holstebro, Denmark

Salt Talk, Auto Body, Brookhaven, NY
35 Works on Paper, BEERS London, London, UK
The Clear and the Obscure, Lulu, Mexico City, Mexico
Mother Popcorn, Big Medium, Austin, TX
Jon Pilkington, Ryan Nord Kitchen, Stefanie Heinze, Rod Barton, London, UK

Hands off, NAM Project Milano, Milan, Italy
K-Town Studios Artists Show, MK Gallery, Vienna, VA

The Wanderers, Trestle Projects, Brooklyn, NY
Everyday Paintings, Fantastic Worlds, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY