‘’Hanos explores the tremendous range of possibilities within the human mind and experience, and his paintings can be created as meticulous oil renderings of images taken from photographs, with technical precision and hyperrealist tendencies, or as sublime, abstracted amalgamations of past observations and ruminations, replete with internal references to other paintings or past subjects , and layered with meaning.’’
Having just announced the representation of American artist Van Hanos in their New York gallery in collaboration with Chateau Shatto, Lisson Gallery have the honour to host some of the artist’s truly spectacular works. The solo exhibition is due to take place in the gallery’s New York location in Spring 2021.
Often described as having a stylistic approach and freedom with his works, Hanos has become known for his particular modes and methods. His creations range from landscape to realist portraiture, and as the gallery notes, ‘‘beyond categorisation as either figuration or abstraction, his work navigates perceptual shifts and thematic rupture.’’
Perhaps the most anticipated piece we can’t wait to see is Harder Party (2020) which is one of the latest painting by the American artist and will be debuted in the gallery’s brand new East Hampton location between the 20th and 24th August 2020. Featuring alongside various other paintings in a digital publication that Hanos collaborated with friend and author Stephen Intlekofer on, the publication entitled Deepest Dreamer investigates ‘‘notions as vast metaphysics and the phantasmagorical, but is formatted specifically through its unembellished text and imagery to be accessible for readers as young as seven to ten years old.’’ An absolute must-see for those with an appreciation for hyperrealist, abstract and overall unexpected art, it was only appropriate for a renowned international contemporary art gallery such as Lisson to host the celebrated artist.
Lisson Gallery is one of the most influential international contemporary art galleries in the world with a respected sense of longevity. Supporting and developing more than 60 international artists across their exhibition spaces in London, New York and Shanghai, the history of the brand since its establishment in 1967 saw the careers of many important artists pioneered with their initial works portrayed within Lisson.
All Image Credits:
Harder Party, 2020
Oil on linen
152.4 x 121.9 cm, 60 x 48 in
© Van Hanos, courtesy Lisson Gallery