NEW YORK, NY.- Almine Rech
announced its exclusive representation of Vaughn Spann in Europe, the United Kingdom, and China. The gallery will also be working in collaboration with Spann in the US. An inaugural solo show at the gallery for the artist will take place at Almine Rech New York in January 2020.
Vaughn Spann devotes his practice to abstraction and figuration as an investigation into space, time and memory. He locates subjects from deeply personal spaces as he reconciles with his body within and out of the studio. With a deep admiration for formalism, he enjoys approaching paintings through the lens of color, line, and shape, but seemingly understands that one's subjectivity can't simply be divorced from the studio. For him, a form is a striking means of generating content in ways that are compelling. His formal investigation permeates throughout his paintings, symbolically reflecting his encounters with diverse people and places. Through his well-known stylistic separations, Spann continues to vigorously experiment with unconventional materials and expands on his personal and historical narratives.
Having recently earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from Yale, Spann was awarded an Alice Kimball traveling fellowship in 2017. He recently participated in the NXTHVN residency program in New Haven, CT. He has exhibited at the Newark Museum, Reginald Lewis Museum in Baltimore, and Rubell Family Collection in Miami. His works are part of several important US and European private collections such as Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection and Rubell Family Collection in Florida, Jiménez - Colón Collection in Puerto Rico and Credit Suisse Corporate Collection. Born in Florida in 1992, Spann currently lives and works in Newark, New Jersey.