Inside the Studio

Visit with Clay Mahn

We visit artist Clay Mahn in Chicago, where he’s currently a MFA candidate at the Art Institute of Chicago. See his works and paintings in progress.

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“My painting is an act of exploring the peculiar, and probing the fundamentals of visual rhythm. I like the idea of working within certain parameters, like painting in monochrome or allowing myself a single minimal gesture.”

— Clay Mahn

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“The sides of my paintings have become an ever-evolving development in my process. As paintings get worked, layered over, and reconceived, the detritus that accumulates on their edges becomes very much a part of the finished piece. The thin planes present a disorderly history in direct conflict with the manicured and flattened frontal image - a sort of flesh under the facade. ”

— Clay Mahn

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