The Didier Aaron Gallery in New York presents “Connect”, an exhibition of 35 paintings by one of my favorite contemporary artists, Nigel Van Wieck.
Van Wieck, often considered Hopper-esque for his depiction of isolated subjects in desolate urban landscapes and his manipulation of light and shadow, considers his work to be a snapshot of American life.
Below are several of my personal favorite pieces from the exhibit.
Where the Evening Splits in Half, oil on panel, 18×24 inches:
Q Train, oil on canvas, 24 x 36:
First Floor, oil on canvas, 18×30 inches:
Thief, oil on canvas, 24×36 inches:
Endless Days, oil on canvas, 40×30 inches:
Winning Ticket, oil on panel, 16×20 inches:
Blu Magic, oil on panel, 24×34 inches:
Inside Out, oil on panel, 16×24 inches:
Lost, oil on canvas, 18×36 inches:
Chinatown, oil on panel, 18×24 inches:
To the Point, oil on canvas, 24×36 inches:
Shown at top: Without Even Looking, oil on panel, 17x 24 inches
You can actually view all 35 pieces from the show on Nigel’s blog here.
Van Wieck attended the Hornsey College of Art,one of the most reputable institutes of art in England. He has been exhibiting in solo and group shows in the United States and Europe since 1972. This will be Van Wieck’s first exhibition in New York since his showcase at the Beadelston Gallery in 2001. He currently lives and works in New York.
Van Wieck’s “Connect” will be at the Didier Aaron Gallery In New York through May 15th.
all images courtesy of the artist