• size 47.5" × 67" × 1"
  • year 2019
  • materials Acrylic on canvas diptych
  • framed N/A
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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 repetition and motifs which reference language, 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.

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  • 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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