Clay MahnClay Mahn chats with us about the role of chance, keeping things awkward, and how he hasn't had a paintbrush in his studio in years.
About the Artist
Clay Mahn’s (b.1988) painting process is characterized by his use of subtraction rather than addition. By layering paint and subsequently sanding portions of each layer off, his work unearths and reveals forms which seem to already exist. Playfully engaging with elements of language, repetition, and motifs, Mahn’s paintings are deliberately composed while remaining organic. Mahn has exhibited internationally and holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He lives and works in Chicago, IL.
News and Notables
Two-person exhibition at Galerie B-312, 2023
Solo exhibition, Air Condenser, Galerie B-312, 2020
Exhibited at Comfort Station, 2019