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That's why we're running away

August 26 - October 1, 2016

Opening reception August 25, 6-8 PM

The work of Sebastian Blanck has over many years been dominated by portraying and documenting the life of his family and artist friends. In intimate watercolor and paper collages, he pictured everyday life in New York and on the countryside. In his new series of work, he allows himself to be more open and intuitive, and he turns his focus more to landscape than to strict portraiture. We encounter sunny days at the beach and romantic sceneries of wintry snow landscapes. But still, the scenes are not empty, the artist is not alone. It is the experience of the unburdened company with family and friends that matters, and the consciousness of attachment that he captures.

In his fifth solo exhibition at Wetterling Gallery, he is for the first time presenting new oil paintings after more than ten years of working with paper and collage. The exhibition includes 6 oil paintings and 11 watercolor collages on stretched paper.

Sebastian Blanck

Sebastian Blanck is part of a new generation of artists unabashedly looking back, and developing upon, the creative advances of artistic predecessors. With an eye to the Impressionist’s work of Bonnard, Vuillard and Degas, Blanck’s canvases are filled with deeply intimate portrayals of his everyday life with wife — artist Isca Greenfield-Sanders — and close friends in New York. His emphasis on pattern, lack of specificity, and cool, formal compositions suggest a dialogue with the more formalist concerns associated with Pop Art. A master of traditional draftsmanship, Blanck’s unique interpretations and advancements mark an emerging trajectory within contemporary art.

Born in New Haven, CT, 1976, Blanck received a BFA in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design. He was the Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome, 2001, and since that time has received extensive solo exhibitions throughout the U.S. Blanck’s work has been written about in New York Magazine, The New Yorker, Art Forum, Paper Magazine, and The New York Art World. Blanck lives and works in New York City.

Blanck, Little Red Riding Hudson, 2016

Other work by
Sebastian Blanck

That's why we're running away, 2016
© Sebastian Blanck / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Sebastian Blanck / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Sebastian Blanck / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Sebastian Blanck / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Sebastian Blanck / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Sebastian Blanck / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Sebastian Blanck / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Sebastian Blanck / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Sebastian Blanck / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Sebastian Blanck / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Sebastian Blanck / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Sebastian Blanck / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Sebastian Blanck / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Sebastian Blanck / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Sebastian Blanck / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Sebastian Blanck / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
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Oh to be back in the land of Coca-Cola, Wetterling Gallery, 2013
© Sebastian Blanck / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Sebastian Blanck / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Sebastian Blanck / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Sebastian Blanck / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Sebastian Blanck / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Sebastian Blanck / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Sebastian Blanck / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Sebastian Blanck / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Sebastian Blanck / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Sebastian Blanck / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Sebastian Blanck / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Sebastian Blanck / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Sebastian Blanck / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Sebastian Blanck / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Sebastian Blanck / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Sebastian Blanck / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Sebastian Blanck / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Sebastian Blanck / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Sebastian Blanck / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Sebastian Blanck / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Sebastian Blanck / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Sebastian Blanck / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Sebastian Blanck / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Sebastian Blanck / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery