Keiran Brennan Hinton (*1992 in Toronto, Canada) studied Fine Art at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New york, United States from 2010 to 2014 and graduated from Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States in 2016 with a master’s degree in Fine Arts. Keiran Brennan Hinton lives and works in New York, United States and Toronto, Canada.
The works of Keiran Brennan Hinton capture moments of everyday life. In these intimate everyday documentaries, the Canadian artist depicts fleeting moments from his immediate surroundings. Interiors, city views at night or impressions from a garden — the works tell stories from the lives of the people who inhabit these living spaces. The actual individuals are, if at all, only hinted at, because the focus of these spaces is directed to the interior. On closer inspection, one can see hands typing on a laptop or a leg under the table, but they seem to disappear in the overall picture. Nevertheless, the paintings of Keiran Brennan Hinton seem to have a portraying aspect. The viewer is introduced to the inhabitants and their lives through their space and their belongings. In doing so, the artist captures the mood and lighting conditions of that moment, thus conveying the feeling that prevails in the rooms. In Keiran Brennan Hinton's work, the interior becomes not only a motif but also a narrator. In the predominantly small formats, the artist directs the viewers' focus on what is actually in front of us and invites them to linger and observe in front of his works in order to see the individual.