Artist Talk: Painting From Life Keiran Brennan Hinton

July 8, 2021
8:00PM EST

For Keiran Brennan Hinton, painting from life is a way to record time, temperature, and touch. It is a practice in patience and concentration which requires a willingness to be surprised and to pay attention to what is nearby. During this artist’s talk, Keiran Brennan Hinton will show examples of his plein air paintings and discuss how close observation through painting can increase ones perceptual sensitivity. This presentation will address both the practical obstacles of painting from life (contending with the wind or rain), along with the metaphorical possibilities of recording the world as one sees it. The slide lecture will be a chronological presentation of the artist’s recent exhibitions, including his time as the inaugural Artist-in-Residence at the James Castle House in 2018, through to his most recent exhibition in New York at Charles Moffett Gallery. Q&A will follow the presentation.

 

 

Keiran Brennan Hinton was born in Toronto, Canada. He graduated from Pratt Institute in 2014 with a BFA in Painting and completed his MFA in Painting / Printmaking at the Yale School of Art in 2016. Solo exhibitions have most recently included, Una Finestra sul Cortile / Rear Window at Francesco Pantaleone Gallery in Palermo, Close at Hand at 1969 Gallery in New York, Matter of Fact, at Mulherin Toronto. Group exhibitions have included Gestures of Comfort at Antoine Ertaskiran, I <3 Paint at Patel, Onsite Katonah at the Katonah Museum of Art. The artist has attended the James Castle House Residency in Boise, ID, the Macedonia Institute in Chatham NY and has been awarded the Gloucester Painting Prize and Residency, Yale International Student Scholarship, Outstanding Merit in Painting from Pratt Institute and a Presidential Scholarship from Pratt Institute. The artist currently lives and works between Toronto and New York.

Laundry Line, 9x12 inches, Oil on paper, 2020
February Night, 54x42 inches, Oil on canvas, 2021
Sun Shower, 56x48 in, Oil on canvas, 2020
Striped Towel, 14x11 inches, Oil on canvas, 2020
August Interior, 56x48 in, Oil on canvas, 2020
Sun in an Empty Room, Oil on canvas, 58x50 inches, 2019
Wildflower Bouquet, 14x11 inches, Oil on canvas, 2020
February 24th, 12x9 inches, Oil on linen, 2020
Laundry Line, 9x12 inches, Oil on paper, 2020