Lisson Gallery

Announcing representation of Van Hanos

18 August 2020

Lisson Gallery is pleased to announce representation of American artist Van Hanos in New York, London and Shanghai, in collaboration with Château Shatto, Los Angeles. A solo exhibition of all new work is scheduled for Spring 2021 at the gallery's newest location in New York City at 508 West 24th Street.

Harder Party (2020), a new painting by Hanos, will be debuted in the gallery's recently launched East Hampton location from August 20 – 24, 2020. The work will also feature alongside a group of other recent paintings in a digital publication the artist has collaborated on with his friend and author, Stephen Intlekofer. Entitled Deepest Dreamer, the book investigates notions as vast as metaphysics and the phantasmagorical, but is formatted specifically through its unembellished text and imagery to be accessible for readers as young as 7–10 years old.

Hanos’s approach to painting is best defined by its stylistic freedom and forsaking of particular modes or methods. Ranging from landscape to realist portraiture, beyond categorization as either figuration or abstraction, his work navigates perceptual shifts and thematic rupture. Hanos explores the tremendous range of possibilities within the human mind and experience, and his paintings can be created as meticulous oil renderings of images taken from photographs, with technical precision and hyperrealist tendencies, or as sublime, abstracted amalgamations of past observations and ruminations, replete with internal references to other paintings or past subjects, and layered with meaning. Hanos’s work always beckons the viewer to look closer — as what one first experiences is undoubtedly bound to shift upon continued investigation.

Van Hanos (born 1979) currently lives and works in Marfa, Texas. He has a MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD, USA (2001), and an MFA from the School of the Arts at Columbia University, New York, NY, USA (2010). Recent solo exhibitions include Interiors at Château Shatto, Los Angeles, CA, USA (2020); Mommy’s Boy at Cleopatra’s, New York, NY, USA (2017); Late American Paintings at Château Shatto, Los Angeles, CA, USA (2017); Awake At The Funeral at Tanya Leighton, Berlin, Germany (2017); Van Hanos at Parapet Real Humans, St. Louis, MO, USA (2017); Intercalaris at Rowhouse Project, Baltimore, MD, USA (2016); and Van Hanos at West Street Gallery, New York, NY, USA (2011). Selected group exhibitions include A Cloth Over a Birdcage at Château Shatto, Los Angeles, CA, USA (2019); The Land That I Live In at Matthew Brown, Los Angeles, CA, USA (2019); Pine Barrens at Tanya Bonakdar, New York, NY, USA (2018); An Uncanny Likeness at Simon Lee Gallery, New York, NY, USA (2017); The Lazy Sunbathers at Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf, Germany (2015); The Ninth Season of The Artist’s Institute with Carolee Schneemann at The Artist’s Institute, New York, NY, USA (2015); and Call and Response at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, NY, USA (2015). Paintings by Hanos were featured in the group exhibition, The Rest, at Lisson Gallery New York from January - February 2019. His work is included in the permanent collection of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami.

Read about the announcement in The Art Newspaper.

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