Westerdok Park
Mixed media on canvas
70 x 48 inches
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Kevin Umaña’s (b. 1989, Los Angeles, CA) latest series of minimalist paintings focuses on the comfort of rich patterns of his daily observations by establishing a solid foundation that tackles both color and design. Often drawing inspiration from the shapes and forms of everyday objects. While working with a wide assortment of materials such as, acrylic and latex paint, gouache, repurposed wood and linen. Umaña’s paintings feature hard-edge paintings with sharp contours and geometric shapes painted on flat areas of color. Through the use of a flat regulated patterns, Umaña uses the paintings to draw attention to pictorial structures, organization and color balance. The idea of achieving the fundamental concept of a form, the concept of a structure and then addressing the painting so that the solid form has a clean context.

Kevin Umaña received a B.F.A. from San Francisco State University with dual degrees in Studio Art and Surface Design. He has exhibited internationally and in 2018 completed a residency through the Sím Seljavegur Program in Reykjavik, Iceland. He’s collaborated with Condé Nast, Wired Magazine, London College of Music and Slowdown Studio and in 2017 created a permanent installation at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. Currently, Umaña lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.