Marc Jancou Contemporary is pleased to announce the opening of Fin by Ross Chisholm. This is the artist's first solo show in New York.
Ross Chisholm deconstructs traditional notions of portraiture by meticulously painting figures from found photographs and art reproductions, and then interrupting them with visual breaks in the form of geometric abstractions, loose brushwork, and thick dabs of paint. Using found, 35 mm slides of English families on holiday, and historical paintings from the 18th and 19th centuries as source material, Chisholm distorts and isolates the figures until a fixed sense of time and place is rendered ambiguous. The strange worlds that emerge fracture the representational nature of painting, further questioning the way in which memory and nostalgia are represented.
Ross Chisholm (b. 1977) is based in London and studied at Goldsmiths College and Brighton University in the UK. Solo exhibitions include IBID PROJECTS, London and Grieder Contemporary, Zurich, on occasion of which a catalogue was published. Group exhibitions include The Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art; Galerie Akinci, Amsterdam; Engholm Engelhorn Galerie, Vienna; Marc Jancou Contemporary, New York; Galerie Rudiger Schottle, Munich; and Bloomberg Space, London.
For more information please contact Kelly Woods at Kelly@marcjancou.com.