Anders Oinonen “Days”

The Hole

poster for Anders Oinonen “Days”

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The Hole presents its second solo exhibition by Canadian artist Anders Oinonen. This exhibition will feature twelve new oil paintings and a color separation installation.

This exhibition includes works in his signature style of abstracted faces, sometimes reclining into a landscape, sometimes curling up like a cat or rippling away like water. Shadows and shapes, linework and paint washes are selectively deployed to pull the familiar out of the colorful ether. New for the exhibition are a series of works where paint is more removed than applied: like Francis Bacon is famous for, Anders is toweling off puddles of paint to show where colors have been subtracted as opposed to added. These smoky, misty paintings have a darker palette of greens, reds and purples, as in the work above.

With two mainly-white works in the show, the artist also includes color separation paintings where the white is split into the spectrum. Like these paintings, the exhibition design highlights subtractive color mixing, where a floating shadow of pink and one of green hover on the wall behind some of the works. The screenic overlays of the mesh curtain colors further overlay your sight lines as you walk around the exhibition.

Anders Oinonen (b. 1977, Kenora, Ontario, Canada) makes paintings that resemble abstract portraits, anthropomorphic landscapes, and geometric studies. Through sophisticated brushwork he is able to combine and compress these genres, and make images that fluctuate between familiar and other worldly.

Oinonen received his MFA from the University of Waterloo, and studied for his bachelor’s degree at the Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, Canada. He was a semi-finalist for the 2007 RBC Canadian Painting Competition. He has exhibited internationally at museums and galleries including The Hole, New York (2019); Cooper Cole, Toronto (2019); Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, New York (2018); CTRL Gallery, Houston (2010); DePaul Art Museum, Chicago (2012); Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto (2011); LES Gallery, Vancouver (2011); and Musée d’art Contemporain de Montréal, Montréal (2009). Oinonen currently lives and works in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.



from October 15, 2020 to November 15, 2020

Opening Reception on 2020-10-15 from 18:00 to 20:00


Anders Oinonen

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