In Exits and Entrances, Particular attention is paid to conveying the substance of things in simple graphic gestures. The effects of light on matter and the resulting illusions of shadow and reflection are continuously explored. Fused with a comic pathos, the subjects are painted in a reductive manner, meditating on dichotomies of gesture/field, background/foreground and form/void.
Blade Wynne was born in 1980, in Providence, Rhode Island. He received his BFA in painting from Pratt Institute in 2002 and his MFA in painting from Rhode Island School of Design in 2008 where he received the “Award of Excellence.” His work has been exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Providence, and Chicago and has recently been included in exhibitions at The International Print Center of New York, Tompkins Projects, and The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art. His work has recently appeared in publications including Journal of the Print World and New American Paintings. He currently teaches painting and drawing at The Governor’s School for the Arts in Norfolk, VA.