Keiran Brennan Hinton. Day Breaks, Night Falls

2nd July – 31st July 2021

 

From July 2 to July 31, 2021, we are holding our first solo exhibition with Canadian artist Keiran Brennan Hinton ( *1992 ). In the small-scale paintings of this exhibition, Keiran Brennan Hinton documents the passing of time in a domestic setting. In the spirit of en plein air, the artist captures fleeting moments of light and atmosphere from his immediate surrounding. With high sensitivity and deep observation he brings the intimacy and vulnerability of his surroundings to the canvas and encourages the viewer to approach and linger in front of the beauty in the mundane.


Installation View

Keiran Brennan Hinton's paintings have a diary-like quality. His different series tell of the places the artist experienced during the pandemic, when the paintings for this exhibition were created.

Keiran Brennan Hinton – Schoolhouse ( March 23rd )
2021, oil on canvas
35,6 x 28 cm
( 14 x 11 in )

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Keiran Brennan Hinton – Schoolhouse ( March 23rd )
2021, oil on canvas
35,6 x 28 cm
( 14 x 11 in )

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Keiran Brennan Hinton – Kitchen Bouquet
2021, oil on canvas
35,6 x 28 cm
( 14 x 11 in )

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Keiran Brennan Hinton – Kitchen Bouquet
2021, oil on canvas
35,6 x 28 cm
( 14 x 11 in )

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Keiran Brennan Hinton – Schoolhouse Staircase
2021, oil on canvas
35,6 x 28 cm
( 14 x 11 in )

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Keiran Brennan Hinton – Schoolhouse Staircase
2021, oil on canvas
35,6 x 28 cm
( 14 x 11 in )

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In one series, the artist explores a historic School House in Ontario. The viewer embarks with him on a journey through the wooden rooms and explores the ideas of home and domesticity. Golden light and warm colors draw the focus of the viewer to the architectural character and convey the feeling that prevails in these rooms.


Installation View

Keiran Brennan Hinton – March Afternoon Window
2021, oil on canvas
35,6 x 28 cm
( 14 x 11 in )

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Keiran Brennan Hinton – March Afternoon Window
2021, oil on canvas
35,6 x 28 cm
( 14 x 11 in )

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Keiran Brennan Hinton – March Schoolhouse Interior
2021, oil on canvas
35,6 x 28 cm
( 14 x 11 in )

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Keiran Brennan Hinton – March Schoolhouse Interior
2021, oil on canvas
35,6 x 28 cm
( 14 x 11 in )

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Keiran Brennan Hinton – Bedroom Window
2021, oil on canvas
30,5 x 22,9 cm
( 12 x 9 in )

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Keiran Brennan Hinton – Bedroom Window
2021, oil on canvas
30,5 x 22,9 cm
( 12 x 9 in )

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The artist, who works from life, has to work quickly for his daytime paintings. While the exchange of natural light for artificial light during nighttime allows him to work at a calmer pace. The night view from a window with its reflection, adds another layer to the painting and creates a complex and interesting interplay of the inside and outside space.


Installation View

Keiran Brennan Hinton – Night Window ( February 19 )
2020, oil on linen on panel
20,3 x 25,4 cm
( 8 x 10 in )

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Keiran Brennan Hinton – Night Window ( February 19 )
2020, oil on linen on panel
20,3 x 25,4 cm
( 8 x 10 in )

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Keiran Brennan Hinton – Flower ( February 18 )
2020, oil on linen on panel
25,4 x 20,3 cm
( 10 x 8 in )

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Keiran Brennan Hinton – Flower ( February 18 )
2020, oil on linen on panel
25,4 x 20,3 cm
( 10 x 8 in )

sold

Keiran Brennan Hinton – New York at Night ( May 13 )
2021, oil on canvas
35,6 x 28 cm
( 14 x 11 in )

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Keiran Brennan Hinton – New York at Night ( May 13 )
2021, oil on canvas
35,6 x 28 cm
( 14 x 11 in )

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The paintings turn into indirect portraits and introduce the viewer to the inhabitants and their lives through their space and belongings. Like a narrator, the work grants a glimpse into the other person’s everyday life at a closeness that would normally be denied to us.


Installation View

Keiran Brennan Hinton – Bedroom Door
2021, oil on canvas
25,4 x 20,3 cm
( 10 x 8 in )

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Keiran Brennan Hinton – Bedroom Door
2021, oil on canvas
25,4 x 20,3 cm
( 10 x 8 in )

sold

Keiran Brennan Hinton – Night Watch
2021, oil on canvas
30,5 x 22,9 cm
( 12 x 9 in )

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Keiran Brennan Hinton – Night Watch
2021, oil on canvas
30,5 x 22,9 cm
( 12 x 9 in )

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Keiran Brennan Hinton – Birthday Bouquet
2021, oil on canvas
35,6 x 28 cm
( 14 x 11 in )

EUR 2.100,- * ( exclusive VAT EUR 1.764,- ** )

 

Keiran Brennan Hinton's close attachment to his motif translates to the viewer on an intimate and emotional level.

 

Hence, paintings like his flower bouquets show a bouquet that has been made with a particular person in mind. The motif is as personal as it is universal and refocuses the viewer's attention to the fleeting beauty of everyday life.

Keiran Brennan Hinton – Birthday Bouquet
2021, oil on canvas
35,6 x 28 cm
( 14 x 11 in )

EUR 2.100,- * ( exclusive VAT EUR 1.764,- ** )

Keiran Brennan Hinton – Bathroom Door
2021, oil on canvas
30,5 x 22,9 cm
( 12 x 9 in )

sold

Keiran Brennan Hinton – Bathroom Door
2021, oil on canvas
30,5 x 22,9 cm
( 12 x 9 in )

sold

Keiran Brennan Hinton – Mirror
2021, oil on canvas
25,4 x 20,3 cm
( 10 x 8 in )

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Keiran Brennan Hinton – Mirror
2021, oil on canvas
25,4 x 20,3 cm
( 10 x 8 in )

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Keiran Brennan Hinton – November Flowers
2020, oil on canvas
61 x 45,7 cm
( 24 x 18 in )

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Keiran Brennan Hinton – November Flowers
2020, oil on canvas
61 x 45,7 cm
( 24 x 18 in )

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Keiran Brennan Hinton – Snowstorm
2021, oil on canvas
25,4 x 20,3 cm
( 10 x 8 in )

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Keiran Brennan Hinton – Snowstorm
2021, oil on canvas
25,4 x 20,3 cm
( 10 x 8 in )

sold

Keiran Brennan Hinton – April Morning
2021, oil on canvas
35,6 x 28 cm
( 14 x 11 in )

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Keiran Brennan Hinton – April Morning
2021, oil on canvas
35,6 x 28 cm
( 14 x 11 in )

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Keiran Brennan Hinton was born in 1992 in Toronto, CA. Today he lives and works in Toronto CA and New York, US. Keiran Brennan Hinton is currently featured in the large group exhibition WasserLust…Badende in der Kunst at Schloss Wilhelmshöhe in Kassel, DE until Sep 12, 2021. Previous group exhibitions include Standing Still, James Castle House, Boise, US, 2019; Onsite Katonah, Katonah Museum of Art, Westchester, US, 2016; Sunrise / Sunset, Infinity Room, Los Angeles, US, 2016. Keiran Brennan Hinton studied for his BFA at Pratt Institute of Design and finished his master’s degree at Yale University. He received the Presidential Scholarship and Outstanding Merit Award at Pratt Institute and as well as a Scholarship for Yale University. In 2018, he was a finalist at the RBC Painting Competition, Power Plant, Toronto, CA.



Further information on Keiran Brennan Hinton can be found here.

Exhibition text: click here.

 

From July 2 to July 31, 2021, we are holding our first solo exhibition with Canadian artist Keiran Brennan Hinton ( *1992 ).

 

In the small-scale paintings of this exhibition, Keiran Brennan Hinton documents the passing of time in a domestic setting. In the spirit of en plein air, the artist captures fleeting moments of light and atmosphere from his immediate surrounding. With high sensitivity and deep observation he brings the intimacy and vulnerability of his surroundings to the canvas and encourages the viewer to approach and linger in front of the beauty in the mundane.

 

Keiran Brennan Hinton's paintings have a diary-like quality. His different series tell of the places the artist experienced during the pandemic, when the paintings for this exhibition were created. In one of these series, the artist explores a historic School House in Ontario. The viewer embarks with him on a journey through the wooden rooms and explores the ideas of home and domesticity. Golden light and warm colors draw the focus of the viewer to the architectural character and convey the feeling that prevails in these rooms.

 

In paintings like "Bathroom Door" or "Kitchen Bouquet," the artist explores a different and much more intimate idea of home. The paintings turn into indirect portraits and introduce the viewer to the inhabitants and their lives through their space and belongings. Even when a figure appears in the background, or as in "Bedroom Window", where the artist is partially seen on the edge of the painting, they almost disappear in the overall composition. Like a narrator, the work grants a glimpse into the other person’s everyday life at a closeness that would normally be denied to us. Repetitive details, like a lounging cat or a laundry basket, which appear and reappear in different works allow the viewer to feel a familiarity with the otherwise unknown person.

 

The artist, who works from life, has to work quickly for his daytime paintings. While the exchange of natural light for artificial light during nighttime allows him to work at a calmer pace. In "New York at Night ( May 13 )" the city emerges from abstract flickers of light. The night view in "Flower, ( February 18 )" with its reflection in the window, adds another layer to the painting and creates a complex and interesting interplay of the inside and outside space.

 

Keiran Brennan Hinton's close attachment to his motif translates to the viewer on an intimate and emotional level. The motifs are as personal as they are universal and refocus the viewer's attention to the fleeting beauty of everyday life. All while reminding us that time is indeed moving forward, even if the days feel like they are standing still.


Keiran Brennan Hinton in his studio
Photo: Tatum Dooley

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