“Much of my work is about equalizing things and kind of destroying any barrier between what's high and low, or what's deep or what's shallow, complex or simple.
I hope I'm ever-changing."
American contemporary artist, Dan Colen will discuss his practice and experimental approach to materials, revealing his method of working across mediums that give focus to the ephemeral nature of everyday life. Using materials that might otherwise be overlooked, Colen creates contemplative works full of vibrant color.
Dan Colen was born in 1979 in New Jersey. He received his B.F.A. in 2001 from Rhode Island School of Design, Providence. Recent solo exhibitions include “Peanuts,” Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Norway (2011); “In Living Color,” FLAG Art Foundation, New York (2012); “The Illusion of Life,” Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden, Scotland (2013); “Help!,” The Brant Foundation Art Study Center, Connecticut (2014); “The L...o...n...g Count,” The Walter De Maria Building, New York (2014); “Psychic Slayer,” HEART—Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Denmark (2015); “Oil Painting,” Dallas Contemporary,Texas (2016); “Sweet Liberty,” Newport Street, London (2017); “Dan Colen,” Astrup Fearnley, Oslo Norway (2018) . His work is featured in several public collections including The Whitney Museum of American Art,New York; Dakis Joannou Collection, Athens; de la Cruz Collection Contemporary Art Space, Miami; Jimenez–Colon Collection, Puerto Rico; and Hirshhorn Museum, Washington DC.