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About the Artist

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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.

Events & Exhibitions

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Art Fairs PULSE Art Fair

12/05/19 - 12/08/19

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Showcases SNOWE

05/19/18 - 09/01/19

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Showcases The Inside

02/28/18 - 07/11/18

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Art Fairs Art Market

04/27/16 - 05/01/16

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Art Fairs PULSE Art Fair

12/01/15 - 12/05/15

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Showcases Kit and Ace

11/01/15 - 01/15/17

From the Journal

From the Journal

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  • Meet
  • Clay Mahn
  • Clay 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.
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  • In Good Company
  • Snowe
  • Part pop-up, part lab, and part playground, our friends at Snowe turned a Union Square loft into a haven for design.
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  • In Good Company
  • The Inside
  • Lush interiors abound at The Inside's newly renovated Tribeca loft, the Creative Compound.
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  • At Home
  • Industrial minimalism in Chelsea
  • A former cigarette factory in Chelsea is converted to a family-friendly loft with the help of our friends at RARARA and D&A.
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  • At Uprise
  • 15 of the year's best spaces
  • Out with 2020 and in with 2021. We're reflecting on all of the spaces that became home to Uprise Art over the past year.
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  • At Home
  • An urban farmhouse in North Carolina
  • Nestled in the hills of Hope Valley, our friends at Becky Shea Design transform this traditional North Carolina home into a modern hideaway.

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