• ALAN NEIDER – PAINTING with THE FABRICS – online solo exhibition

    Alan Neider is an American artist who began his career in the 1970s with a Robert Rauschenberg Work Grant and has since dealt with the dissolution of the two-dimensional image surface. Alan Neider describes himself as a painter who tries to let the form, the line and the surface emerge from the pictorial space. This creates haptic paintings that have the character of an object. An important element of his art is the use of objets trouvés as a source of form and color. Ikea bags, items of clothing, bags, and blankets are arranged, draped and sewn in layers on a flexible surface. In a further step, the layers created in this manner are deconstructed through targeted cuts and finally the composition is painted over with different colors, using media such as spray paint or even tar. The results are surprising compositions that seem playful and cool, with an ecstatic use of color that leads the viewer to a euphoric experience.

    In our exhibition we show not only current works by Alan Neider but also works from his earlier periods. In addition to various installations, we find the objects that Alan Neider made in the 1970s from found objects from the basement of his newly occupied house in Chicago particularly interesting: the main components are broken glass, rags, tar, metal and wood. These works were also shown in the Artforum at that time. Just great!

    Have fun with the exhibition!

    Art Collection Schlichtner

     

    Text by Andreas Schlichtner, Vienna, 02/28/2021 // proofread by Kelly Dale

    ALAN NEIDER – PAINTING with THE FABRICS – online solo exhibition

    photo courtesy of Alan Neider

ALAN NEIDER – PAINTING with THE FABRICS – online solo exhibition

Alan Neider // Two Dancers 2

photo courtesy of Alan Neider

Alan Neider // Two Dancers 2
2016
63 x 45,5”/160 x 115,5 cm
fabric, wood, paint on moving blankets
Alan Neider // Two Dancers 3

Courtesy of the Bill Lowe Gallery, Atlanta

Alan Neider // Two Dancers 3
2016
63 x 45,5”/160 x 115,5 cm
fabric, wood, paint on moving blankets
Alan Neider // Two Dancers 5

photo courtesy of Alan Neider

Alan Neider // Two Dancers 5
2016
63 x 45,5”/160 x 115,5 cm
fabric, wood, paint on moving blankets
Alan Neider // Line Paintings, Gold Line

photo courtesy of Alan Neider

Alan Neider // Line Paintings, Gold Line
2019
80 x 65”/203 x 165 cm
fabric, clothing, paint on moving blanket
Alan Neider // Line Paintings, Green Line

photo courtesy of Alan Neider

Alan Neider // Line Paintings, Green Line
2019
80 x 65”/203 x 165 cm
fabric, clothing, paint on moving blanket
Alan Neider // Line Paintings, Orange Line

photo courtesy of Alan Neider

Alan Neider // Line Paintings, Orange Line
2019
80 x 65”/203 x 165 cm
fabric, clothing, paint on moving blanket
Alan Neider // Circle Paintings, Circle 4

photo courtesy of Alan Neider

Alan Neider // Circle Paintings, Circle 4
2020
80” Dia/203 cm DM
fabric, clothing, paint on moving blanket
Alan Neider // Circle Paintings, Circle 5

photo courtesy of Alan Neider

Alan Neider // Circle Paintings, Circle 5
2020
80” Dia/203 cm DM
fabric, clothing, paint on moving blanket
Alan Neider // Circle Paintings, Magenta Circle

photo courtesy of Alan Neider

Alan Neider // Circle Paintings, Magenta Circle
2020
80” Dia/203 cm DM
fabric, clothing, paint on moving blanket